State Assembly Passes Three-Year Mayoral Control Extension

Late Tuesday evening, the New York State Assembly passed a three-year extension of mayoral control for New York City.

In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “With today’s passage of a three-year extension of mayoral control, the Assembly has validated this progress and is choosing to keep our schools moving in the right direction.”

He added, “The successes we’re seeing in our schools are the direct results of accountable mayoral control of the system.”

“Along with a bipartisan coalition of New Yorkers, we refuse to subject more than one million schoolchildren to the dysfunction and chaos of the old system. We once again urge swift approval by the entire legislature of this proven governance structure,” added Mayor de Blasio in a statement.