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Statement from the Partnership for New York City in Support of Extension of Mayoral Control

“The business community congratulates Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders for successfully negotiating and passing a two-year extension of Mayoral Control of the New York City schools. At a moment when there is partisan deadlock on critical issues facing the nation, New York State has transcended political interests to do what is right for the 1.1 million children whose future depends on a good education. Since mayoral control was first enacted in 2002, there has been significant improvement in the city’s education system and it is gratifying that this will continue,” stated Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City.