Silver to Senate on Mayoral Control: No Tinkering, Please

ALBANY—There are still murmurings by opponents of mayoral school control that, even with the State Assembly’s solid majority vote for the legislation, they will try to dilute the law that is eventually enacted. But Speaker Sheldon Silver has different ideas.
State Senator Bill Perkins, an opponent of mayoral control, told me Wednesday night, “We’re going to come up with a bill that will represent our vision of what school governance should be.”
He said there should be fixed terms for members of the Panel for Educational Policy, and said despite the leadership struggle that has crippled his house, “there have been a few middle way proposals.

Silver to Senate on Mayoral Control: No Tinkering, Please