|State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery on steps of City Hall today|
I don't see any justification for denying urban parents this avenue of participation while allowing it for everyone else. Are we somehow less competent to oversee educational policy and budgets? Short of that Liu's proposal for fixed terms is good.
I don't see a lot of benefit to switching around which electeds make appointments. I've been fortunate to have been appointed by Scott Stringer but I think many electeds would be swayed by influence of big money especially those interests who don't send their own children to public school but have a lot to say about how our children are educated.