Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Extension of Mayoral Control

“I am glad that the Assembly, Senate, and Governor did the right thing by granting a two year extension of Mayoral control – a crucial component of our City’s education system that impacts the lives of over 1.1 million students who depend on it. Schools need to remain accountable, and since Mayoral control began, we have seen a dramatic improvement in quality of instruction and student achievement. Running New York City requires help from our partners at the state level, and I want to thank Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Majority Leader Flanagan for their hard work in pushing this item through and ensuring that no student gets left behind.”

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