A measure introduced late last night by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan would extend mayoral control of New York City schools for one year.
The bill would also seek to expand access to the state’s charter schools as well by raising the statewide cap on the schools by 100, from 460 to 560 — a proposal first backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the start of the year.
The Assembly already approved a bill extending mayoral control by three years - the extension was not tied to the charter cap.
We'll see what eventaully comes of all this.
But if I had to guess, I'd bet the cap either goes up statewide or some of the charter slots outside the city get shifted down here (statewide, the charter cap has not been reached.)
In any case, same old same old.
We have a new senate majorty leader in John Flanagan but the same old pro-charter policies.
But what else can you expect from a guy on the StudentsFirst payroll?