‘Los Cuatro Amigos’… The Four Friends
With the issue of mayoral control of schools hanging in the balance, State Senators Ruben Diaz, Sr., Pedro Espada, Jr., Hiram Monserrate and Carl Kruger met for lunch to publicly discuss the amendments they want included in the controversial legislation. The group wants a parent training center added to the bill to better inform parents on how they can get involved with their child’s education. The senators say they are not against Mayor Bloomberg controlling the schools, but they feel he has cut parental input out of the equation. Mayor Bloomberg says he does not want any changes to the bill.