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Parents call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto bills on mayoral control, class sizes

Updated: Mar 5, 2023

"A group of New York City parents made an eleventh-hour plea Friday for Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a mayoral control bill and a law shrinking public school class sizes that have both passed the state legislature.

Protesters gathered outside the governor’s Manhattan office and held signs with slogans like, “All parents deserve real representation” and “Mayoral control, not controlled mayor!!”

The group of around a dozen advocates blasted the bills — introduced and passed last week –including one reducing class sizes that they fear will hinder access to coveted rigorous academic programs, such as the Gifted and Talented classes.

Parent advocate Yiatin Chu of PLACE NYC and Asian Wave Alliance said the class sizes in these programs are some of the largest in the city.

“So if this class size mandate is signed into law, what do you think is going to happen to Gifted and Talented, specialized high schools and AP courses?” she said."

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