Education Official Blocked From Thompson’s Presser

The city comptroller’s office blocked a spokesman for the Department of Education this morning from attending Bill Thompson’s press conference this morning, where he released another audit critical of that agency.
It’s the latest progression in the ever-testier relationship between the Bloomberg administration and the comptroller, who is running for mayor.
The spokesman, David Cantor, left 1 Centre Street, where Comptroller Bill Thompson’s offices are, and emailed reporters to say, “The comptroller’s staff refused to let me in or give me a copy of the audit, which is piled high by the door. I asked to speak to Jeff Simmons and he refused to speak to me.

Education Official Blocked From Thompson’s Presser