State Senate Approves Mayor Control of Schools; New Assembly Vote Needed
Five weeks after it expired, the state senate finally passed mayoral control today, 47-8. The new version comes with some amendments that give parents and district superintendents more input, so the Assembly, which passed an earlier version, with have to re-vote, but there seems to be no issue there. Senator Shirley Huntley, who doesn't like how things were handled, took at shot at Senator Daniel Squadron during the session: "Listen to Senator Squadron... he seems to know so much about children, which is amazing since he's barely an adult himself." (Squadron is 30.)
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.