February 2, 2009
Here’s what David Cantor, the DOE’s chief spokesman, has to say about the United Federation of Teachers’ forthcoming proposal for how to reform mayoral control:
We are looking forward to a constructive discussion with the UFT about its proposals. Some of the union’s recommendations, however, would send us back to the days when making change was impossible. In particular, the union’s proposal for a central, political Board, with 13 members appointed by nine different elected officials but accountable to none, is an almost exact replica of the worst part of the old system.