Politics at Play in Mayor's Bid to Keep Control of New York City Schools – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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After 15 years of mayoral control of New York City schools, the Legislature appears deadlocked over whether to extend it.

The state law gives Mayor Bill de Blasio authority over the school system of over 1.1 million children, the largest in the country. The measure will sunset on July 1 unless lawmakers act. The city would return to a system of one central board, plus local school boards, that many say was inefficient and overtly…