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Powerless? The Role of the Legislature Within Mayoral Control

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Education and Social Policy and Wagner’s Education Policy Student Association
Refreshments will be served

New York State Assemblyman Rory Lancman
Udi Ofer, Advocacy Director at the NYCLU
Michael Best, General Counsel to the NYC Department of Education

Within a system of mayoral control, what is the proper role of the legislature? Under the school governance statute currently in place, are legislative enactments binding on the Department of Education? Is legislative involvement an important check and balance, or would it undermine the purpose of the mayoral control structure? Please join us for an exciting discussion of these legal and policy issues.