New York mayor defends his school reforms

April 10, 2007
Community and parent groups have increased their criticism of Bloomberg's changes.

Trying to tamp down criticism of his management of the city school system, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg says those opposed to his reforms are selfishly defending the status quo. Bloomberg has come under increasing attack from parent groups, community advocates, elected officials and union leaders, urging him to halt his plans to reorganize the school bureaucracy. Bloomberg's plans include eliminating the city’s 10 instructional regions and adopting a new school budgeting system.

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