Tentative deal reached to give New York City mayor control of school system

June 7, 2002
The move is called the most significant overhaul of New York City schools in three decades.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a tentative agreement with state legislators that would give the mayor control of the city's school system.

What will Mayor Bloomberg do with his newly won authority over New York City schools?

How has Bloomberg managed to gain control of the school system?

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