Education is a key issue in the race for mayor of Buffalo this year. At a recent debate, one of the three candidates cited NYC’s mayoral control as a model for education reform.
Previously, Republican challenger, Sergio Rodriguez said he wanted the mayor's office to oversee the school system. He repeated that again Tuesday night.
Rodriguez said, “This is a model that has proven to work in New York City, they've seen a 19 percent increase in graduation rates in New York City since Michael Bloomberg took over in 2002. City of Yonkers, it has increased 10.4 percent in the graduation rate since mayoral control.”