Who Rules the Schools? Mayoral Control After Bloomberg

Who Rules the Schools When Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office one of his top priorities was to repair the city’s ailing public schools. The state gave him control of the school system five years ago and must soon decide whether to extend that power to future administrations. Are the schools more accountable today? Students and teachers more successful? Parents more engaged? Principals more effective? What’s the track record of mayoral control—and should it continue after 2009?

Featuring a presentation by: Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Speakers: Christopher D. Cerf, Deputy Chancellor for Organizational Strategy, Human Capital and External Relations, New York City Department of Education Carmen Colon, Executive Director, Association of New York City Education Councils Ernest A. Logan, President, NYC Council of School Supervisors and Administrators Hon. Alan Maisel, Member, New York State Assembly (D-Brooklyn) Merryl Tisch, Vice Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

Moderator: Samuel G. Freedman, Columnist, “On Education,” The New York Times, and Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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