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Mayoral control of NYC school: good, bad or ugly

Mayoral control of NYC school: good, bad or ugly


Leonie interviews Shino Tanikawa and Jonathan Greenberg, two public school parent leaders, who will explain the issues surrounding mayoral control of NYC public schools, which will either lapse, be renewed or amended by the Legislature by the end of June. In preparation for that decision, the State Education Dept. is holding hearings on mayoral control starting this week to hear from parents, educators, advocates and community members about what they think of this governance system.


Class Size Matters & AQE,  Press release and letter to SED, urging that NYC be required to produce a corrective action plan on class size reduction. 

Register to Testify at NYC Council Hearing on budget cuts Monday, December 11th, at 10:00am; Progressive caucus rally against budget cuts that morning at 9 AM in City Hall Park.

NYSED Schedule of mayoral control hearings, Dec. 5 thru Jan. 29 in various boroughs

The City: Two Years of Mayoral School Control for Eric Adams — With New Strings Attached 

NeQuan McLean and Shino Tanikawa, It’s Time for a Democratic School Governance System to Replace Mayoral Control

2009 Parent Commission Report on School Governance 

NYC Comptroller report, 2013: No more Rubber Stamp 

Ed Week, Mayoral control: a Fading school reform 

To sign up for ECC briefings on Mayoral control, register at

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Talk Out of School
A weekly podcast and radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC, hosted by Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters, and Daniel Alicea of Educators of NYC. We speak about the issues and controversies affecting public schools and public education in New York City, statewide and nationally.