Smith Resists the Critics on Mayoral Control

ALBANY—A union-associated group opposing mayoral control of city schools, the Campaign for Better Schools, held a rally today outside the Queens office of Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, delivering 10,000 postcards demanding serious tweaks to the current system of mayoral control.
The same group–which is advocating a bill in that chamber sponsored by State Senator Kevin Parker–launched a web site yesterday showing legislators that have backed their position.
Smith has admitted to a “split” on the issue within his conference, but says he generally supports allowing the mayor to appoint a majority of members to the Panel for Educational Policy.

Smith Resists the Critics on Mayoral Control