NYC principals union demands state take control of city schools


carranza-de-blasioNew York City’s school principals union on Sunday called for transferring control over the city’s schools to the state for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said in a letter that it had “declared a unanimous vote of ‘no confidence’ in Mayor [Bill] de Blasio and Chancellor [Richard] Carranza due to their failure to lead New York City through the safe and successful reopening of schools.”

Union chief Mark Cannizzaro said city leaders had provided “confusing guidance — often no guidance” on how to safely start the new school year.

The union had never before asked the state to intervene in city schools. Neither the state nor the city government made any immediate comment on the union’s demands.

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