This is from ABC 7:
ALBANY, New York (WABC) --New York lawmakers have approved a two-year extension of mayoral control of public schools in New York City.
The state Senate passed the bill 48-2, which amends various laws including mayoral control and county sales taxes.
The state Assembly approved the bill in a 115-to-15 vote just after 1 a.m.
The bill extends local sales taxes, includes $55 million for upstate New York communities affected by recent floods and reduces the state's take from a struggling upstate racetrack casino. It also renames the new Tappan Zee Bridge after the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
Once the county sales taxes were linked to control of the NYC schools, it did not take much vision to see this was going to get done.
The big losers in the continuation of a nayoral dictatorship over NYC schools are the teachers, parents and students in NYC schools. So what else is new?
As for charter schools, this is what Poltico NY said:
It is not entirely clear what charters received in the deal on Thursday. Flanagan called the deal “responsible, and hinted at wins for the charter school sector in his statement. De Blasio acknowledged some concessions, but would not elaborate, and charter school advocates did not immediately comment on an alleged deal between the Department of Education and the charter sector on new benefits for charter students. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said only that the extension will “give our educational system stability and allow our school children to thrive.”
What were the "concessions"?