The Wall Street Journal wrote about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s testimony presented during a hearing held by the state Senate Education Committee asking the State to renew mayoral control of City schools. The newspaper quoted Sen. Peralta, and noted: “State Sen. Jose Peralta, another Democrat from Queens, said a shorter extension would allow lawmakers to maintain oversight. “Do you believe that we should have as a body an opportunity to hold you, the mayor, accountable every couple of years on mayoral control?” he asked Mr. de Blasio.”

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