This is from the NY Times:
ALBANY — Acting to avert a leadership crisis in New York City’s schools amid a legislative stall in the Capitol, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo intends to call a special session of the State Legislature as early as Wednesday and introduce a bill that would extend mayoral control of the city’s educational system for one year.
The session would be focused on granting Mayor Bill de Blasio another year of control over the city’s schools and their 1.1 million students, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the negotiations. The law giving the mayor that power expires after Friday.
It is frustrating that the politicians are going out of their way to save something as unpopular and undemocratic as mayoral control.