New York: Cuomo Will Call a Special Session to Renew Mayoral Control with No Perks for Charters

The New York Times reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to call a special session of the Legislature to extend mayoral control of the NYC public schools for one year.

Mayor de Blasio hoped to win more than one year, but the governor and Republican-controlled State Senate like to torment him. Cuomo likes to cut him down to size, and the Republicans are angry that he helped Democrats who wanted to gain control of the State Senate.

According to the report, there won’t be any expansion of charter schools in the bill. This is a favorite cause of Senate Republican leader John Flanagan of Long Island, who loves charter schools, as long as they are not in his district.

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