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Connections: Debating a proposed state takeover of the Rochester City School Board

May 24, 2019

As reported by Tim Macaluso for CITY Newspaper and WXXI News, state education officials have drafted a plan to replace the Rochester Board of Education with a state-appointed board for at least five years. That's according to documents that CITY Newspaper has obtained. At the end of the five years, the district’s governance would return to an elected board. 

This report has already sparked heated debate about who’s in charge, and whether a state takeover would be a just and democratic step. Our guests  discuss it: