« California Panel to Raise 'Intern' Teacher Standards | Main | Teacher Ed. Programs Show Signs of Improvement, AACTE Finds »

UFT Wants Curbs on Mayoral Control

The United Federation of Teachers is urging tighter controls on the New York City mayor's ability to shape education policy in the nation's largest school district, the Associated Press reports.

The union wants state legislation that would reduce from eight to five the number of members on the Panel for Educational Policy that are appointed by the mayor. The panel has 13 seats, and it has to date largely rubber-stamped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's school reforms.

The city has had mayoral control since 2002, and the UFT was among initial supporters. But it has come under criticism from internal political parties, among others, for that position.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments