Obscene Gesture: Senate Dems Take Up Anti-Mayoral Control Bill

ALBANY—Not only have Democrats in the State Senate turned their back on Michael Bloomberg’s vision of school governance legislation, they’re mooning him.
Senators will act on a bill—called the “Better Schools Act”—that is stridently opposed by the mayor because it dilutes his influence over the school system by eliminating his ability to appoint a majority of the Panel for Educational Policy and giving members a fixed two-year term. It also has other mechanisms for increasing parental involvement and financial oversight, many of which were included in a bill passed last month by the Assembly and proponed by other senators.
“I like to think of it as enhanced mayoral control,”

Obscene Gesture: Senate Dems Take Up Anti-Mayoral Control Bill