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    A Broken Public School System in NYC

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    A Broken Public School System in NYC
    The New School - The New School
    Mayoral Control After Bloomberg: Who Rules the Schools?Speakers include Christopher D. Cerf, Deputy Chancellor for Organizational Strategy, Human Capital and External Relations, New York City Department of Education; Carmen Colon, Executive Director, Association of New York City Education Councils; Ernest A. Logan, President, New York City Council of School Supervisors and Administrators; Alan Maisel, Member, New York State Assembly (D-Brooklyn); and Merryl Tisch, Vice Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents. Samuel G. Freedman, columnist, On Education, New York Times, and professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, moderates the panel.When Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office, one of his top priorities was to repair the city's ailing public schools. The state gave him control of the school system five years ago and must soon decide whether to extend that power to future administrations.Are the schools more accountable today? Are students and teachers more successful? Are parents more fully engaged? Are principals more effective? What is the track record of mayoral control - and should it continue after 2009? - The New School