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Posted: March 25th, 2008
Can Mayoral Control Fix Broken Urban School Districts?

Five years ago, the state control of the school system over to Mayor Bloomberg. Soon they must decide whether to extend that power to future administrations. What is the track record of mayoral control — and should it continue after 2009? Keynote speaker is Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, Department of Education, New York City. Panelists include Thomas Payzant, Former Superintendent, Boston Public Schools, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Michelle Rhee, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools; Paul G. Vallas, Superintendent, Recovery School District, New Orleans; Kenneth K. Wong, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy, Director, Urban Education Policy Program, Brown University; Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; David C. Bloomfield, Associate Professor & Program Head, Educational Leadership, Brooklyn College; Seymour Fliegel, President, Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association; Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education, New York University; Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform; David M. Steiner, Klara & Larry Silverstein Dean, School of Education, Hunter College, CUNY. This event was held by the Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute.



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