Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mayoral control forum, part 2

Check out Part 2 of the forum on Mayoral control, sponsored by the Queens Civic Congress. See Dina Paul Parks from the Deputy Mayor’s office, Carmen Alvarez of the UFT, Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters, Rob Caloras from CDEC 26, and others answer questions from the audience about Mayoral control.

Also hear the comments from two unexpected visitors : Council member Bill de Blasio, running for Public Advocate, and Rep. Anthony Weiner, a candidate for Mayor, who appear to have very different views from one another about whether there should be significant changes to the current governance system. De Blasio (at about the 30 minute mark) expresses concern about parent involvement, checks and balances, and democracy; Weiner (at the 40 min. mark) says we should simply keep Mayoral control and get rid of the Mayor.

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