The New York City school system is failing our children. While conversations continue on about how to improve the system, discussions between the teachers, elected officials and Mayor Mike Bloomberg have been nothing more than political arguments that remove the education of our children out of the equation.
City schools have suffered because of the political machinations of the Mayor, the teachers unions and elected officials, all of whom have forgotten that the main purpose of our school system is to educate children and prepare them for a better future.
While the debate continues over whether mayoral control should be changed or eliminated, we hope that someone steps in to advocate for the children affected by these political decisions. When Gov. Cuomo took office, he said that he would be a champion for the children when it came to education. As the dialogue over how to fix our schools carries on, we hope that Cuomo lives up to his word.