FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021
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SENATOR LIU STATEMENT ON NYC CHANCELLOR APPOINTMENT
New York - New York State Senator John Liu, Chairperson of the Senate’s NYC Education Committee, stated the following regarding the appointment of David Banks to Chancellor of the NYC DOE by Mayor-elect Eric Adams.
"Congratulations and best wishes to David Banks on being named Chancellor of New York City’s public school system. The incoming Adams administration has a long and bumpy road ahead that must include correcting many of the missteps and misguided 11th hour policy changes of the outgoing administration - from the blatant disregard for special needs students to dogged refusal to consider remote learning option in an ongoing pandemic to sudden elimination of longstanding G&T programs. New Yorkers eagerly await plans for our kids that are inclusive of all voices and communities, particularly those within the Asian-American community who have been shut out of the conversation by the exiting administration.
“Of particular importance is the expiration of mayoral control in June 2022, a topic that will come before the state legislature for reauthorization in short time. I look forward to discussions with our new Chancellor on ways to move the NYC educational system forward in a way that gets us back on track and addresses the many unmet needs of New York City schoolkids.”