Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Who Rules the Schools? Mayoral Control after Bloomberg

[EDUCATION] Who Rules the Schools? Mayoral Control after Bloomberg
Posted by: "Noticepost" rachelfran
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:15 am (PST)

Hi everyone,

The debate over mayoral control of the schools is beginning to heat up
and a lot is at stake for parents who want more control over their
kids’ schools. I work at the Center for New York City Affairs at the New
School University and we are hosting an event on March 6th that may be
of interest to you all. Details below. Feel free to email me off-list
for more information.

Kim (mother of future public school student Zach)

Mayoral Control After Bloomberg

Thursday, March 6, 2008, 8:15 am to 10:30 am
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)

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

Christopher Cerf, Deputy Chancellor for Organizational Strategy, Human
and External Relations
Carmen Colon, Brooklyn Parent Leader (and former CEC leader)
Ernest Logan, President, NYC Council of School Supervisors and
Administrators (the principals' union)
Alan Maisel, Brooklyn Assembly Member (with 20 years experience in NYC
school system as a teacher and 10 years experience as an assistant
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

Light breakfast will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

Admission is free, but you must reserve a seat. To RSVP please visit
http://www.centerny You will find a link to the event on the right hand
side of the page.

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