NYC public school parent leaders held a press conference at Tweed on Tuesday demanding a voice in selecting the new Chancellor to replace retiring Carmen Farina. The response from Mayor de Blasio's spokesperson is a classic:
"While parent and community input is an important part of our chancellor search, the decision is ultimately the Mayor's, who is a proud parent of former NYC public school students," said De Blasio spokeswoman Olivia Lapeyrolerie."
Sounds almost as good as President George W Bush calling himself "The Decider".
NY 1's Lindsey Christ found video from 2012 where candidate Bill de Blasio called for a "serious public screening" in looking to hire a Chancellor. He of course has changed his mind after being elected mayor. Power tends to corrupt people.