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Connections: Debating the proposed referendum regarding a state takeover of the city school district

Aug 14, 2019

Leaders in Rochester continue to debate a proposed November referendum regarding a state takeover of the city school board. A judge recently ruled that such a referendum is illegal; Mayor Lovely Warren was deeply disappointed, and alleged that the current school board is intentionally preventing student success.

We talk to two people with different views of the referendum and the path forward. Our guests:

  • Van White, president of the Rochester City School Board
  • Malik Evans, member of Rochester City Council