Equity and Excellence in NYC Schools under Mayoral Control

On March 7th UNITE HERE Local 100 President Bill Granfield spoke alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio in support of extending Mayoral Control for New York City Public schools. Under the system of mayoral control, the graduation rate continues to rise as dropout rates decline. In addition, Pre-K will be extended to 3-year olds. We support this three year extension to continue the advancement of our education system for the 1.1 million students enrolled in NYC schools and to further the vision of Equity and Excellence not bound by demographics or income.