NYC schools chief David Banks makes eleventh-hour plea for mayoral control

Chancellor David Banks wants you to know he won’t be like other school bosses if mayoral control is extended.

Banks made an eleventh-hour pitch at a legislative breakfast Friday for a measure that allows for mayoral control over the city’s public schools to be extended, vowing his approach would involve parent voices’ in decision-making.

“Mayoral control is what is written up in the legislation, but nobody wants to be ‘controlled,’” Banks told key lawmakers, including State Sen. John Liu, who heads New York City education committee, and parent leaders in attendance.

Banks joined Mayor Eric Adams and a team of City Hall staffers in Albany to lobby

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