Saturday, August 8, 2009

UPDATED: Six More Years of Mayoral Control...

The battle to kill it forever starts NOW!!!!!

Join the resistance. Contact GEM, ICE, TJC.

Next time teachers and parents must be out in force.


THE COALITION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION holding a Press Conference on the steps of City Hall at NOON on Monday August 10, 2009 to expose that Mayor Bloomberg and his media friends are giving us the false impression that Mayoral Control is the current rule of law for our public schools.

As of today, New York City public schools do not have Mayoral Control.

THE COALITION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION understands that in order for the bill passed on August 6 by the NY State Senate to become law, it must first be debated and voted on and approved by the full NY State Assembly. Then it must go to Governor Patterson for review and signature. Until that happens, we have a decentralized system as enacted in 1969, not Mayoral Control as enacted in 2002. Since the NY State Assembly will not convene until sometime in September at the earliest, we will begin the new school year under a decentralized system without Mayoral Control. All reports to the contrary are false and misleading.

Joining us on the steps of City Hall will be elected officials who are opposed to Mayoral Control as well as educators, parents and students. They will explain how this deception is being used to help promote Bloomberg’s bid for a third term as mayor and help legitimize the privatizing of our public education system.


  1. Mayoral Control -Teachers and parents should have been out in the streets two years ago. The senators and assemblypeople should have questioned the graduation rate two years ago. Why does everyone wait to the last minute to protest and to do something about it when we all know that it was signed, sealed, and executed two years ago. Six years of dictatorship from a noneducator will definitely bring about the collapse of the UFT! The next six years for teachers will be fraught with ridiculous curriculum binders, overwhelming paperwork, so much data, data, data, stacks of letters in the teachers' files, probably for not sharpening a student's pencil, and schools will be run by more incompetent principals that come from the Leadership Academy. How do you spell relief - R E T I R E M E N T!

  2. Not only is the Mayor propagating the lie that Mayoral Control is back, but so is the NYT. After meeting w/ Sen. Perkins, I was so confused, b/c as this post explains, the process is not near complete and the Assembly has said they will not vote on anything other than their own bill... The NYT article said, "Senate renews Mayoral Control"... there are so many forces at work here... deceptive forces!

  3. Bloomberg has got to go.

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