Thursday, June 28, 2012

Accountability and Mayoral Control/Academies

Paul Davis:

CRANSTON, R.I. -- Republican Mayor Allan W. Fung will run unopposed for his third term as head of the state's third-largest city.

When the first Cranston/Providence mayoral academy was proposed, I kept asking "What if both these guys lose the next election? Or for that matter, if in 10 years both mayors are opposed to the school and refuse to chair the board?" Without the support of at least one mayor, the school would abruptly lose its charter and close. Nobody else in Rhode Island seemed to think it was a problem.

I suppose this is why.

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