StudentsFirstNY Responds to Mayor Adams’ State of the City Address

NEW YORK–StudentsFirstNY today responded to Mayor Adams’ State of the City address, which emphatically called for a four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools.

Please attribute this statement to Crystal McQueen-Taylor, Executive Director of StudentsFirstNY:

“Public schools aren’t political bargaining chips, and the Mayor is right to insist that he remain accountable for their performance. Mayoral control has produced better academic performance, higher graduation rates, and richer student programming than school boards did. We’re not going back. It’s time to take politics out of the equation and give the mayor the chance his predecessors had to give every student a great public education.”


StudentsFirstNY is a grassroots education advocacy organization dedicated to improving public school options throughout New York State.

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