ALBANY—The State Senate may not extend mayoral control of New York City schools, let alone make it permanent, according to a prominent Republican senator.
Mayoral control in New York City and possibly other cities will be a prominent issue during the rest of the legislative session.
Some education reform advocates are advocating that the renewal of mayoral control in the city be linked to lifting or eliminating the state’s cap on charter schools.
“The games are beginning right now in earnest,” Flanagan said during the interview.
What is this, the Olympics?
I understand GOP senators want to stick it to de Blasio for trying to turn the State Senate to the Dems, so they're looking to extract some blood from de Blasio in exchange for a renewal of mayoral control.
But really, to say "the games are beginning right now in earnest," that really puts into perspective what Flanagan thinks about public education and education policy.
It's all a "game" to him.
You can be sure if this were Mayor Bloomberg looking for the renewal - you know, the same Mayor Bloomberg that gave all that money to Senate Republicans - he'd be treating mayoral control renewal differently.
George Carlin used to say, language always gives you away.
The language that Flanagan's using here certainly does.