Bloomberg, Into the Albany Muck

In his second and final campaign event of the evening of July 20, Michael Bloomberg visited a steaming hot volunteer headquarters in Riverdale, where he talked about his attempts to narrow the achievement gap between minority and white students.
He was troubled.
“People said you couldn’t do anything about it in the last seven years,” he said, sweating in a monogrammed white shirt. “And I think in the next four years, assuming we get mayoral control back, which I still think we will—but don’t hold your breath—we can get rid of that gap or certainly reduce it dramatically.”
The thing that was bothering the mayor was the fact that the Democratic-run State Senate has allowed a law granting the mayor control of city schools—his signature legislative achievement—to expire, and has refused to consider renewal until a number of demands involving greater control by parent groups are met.

Bloomberg, Into the Albany Muck