On Tuesday August 12 from 5pm to 8pm, State Senator Martin Connor and members of the State Democratic School Governance Task Force will convene at Brooklyn's Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, to hear parents speak about mayoral control and the state of the city schools.
Friday, August 8
The Task Force wants to hear about crowded or well-run schools; if parent voices are heard by school leaders; and what's working -- and what's not, from parents' point of view.
In terms of speaking truth to power, this is a pretty direct channel to sometimes-remote lawmakers. And since mayoral control lives or dies in Albany, it's likely a meeting worth attending. We'll be there, in any event, and report back on what unfolds.