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Hochul Stalls On Signing Mayoral Control, Small Class Size Bills

Angry lawmakers, parents and advocates rallied Wednesday in City Hall Park, calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill forcing New York City to lower class sizes. Separately, Hochul had yet to sign a bill extending mayoral control of New York City’s schools the day before it expired — though that caused no outcry.

If mayoral control sunsets on Thursday, the city would have to reinstate the former system of 32 community boards, as well as a citywide Board of Education. State legislators earlier this month approved both bills as part of a package deal to extend mayoral control for two years.