Mayor Eric Adams believes School Chancellor David Banks can make a difference in the education system.
Despite its size — more than 930,000 students even with recent losses — New York City’s public-school system is amenable to improvement. We know this from the first 12 years of mayoral control under Michael Bloomberg and his chancellors. And while the last administration failed to implement positive changes to the degree capable, there’s hope for the new one.
Mayor Eric Adams’ schools chancellor, David Banks, brings to his job a unique perspective. He worked for decades to create and grow innovative public schools within the system while engaging private and nonprofit organizations to leverage the freedom and resources that these schools needed to succeed.
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