Washington Post: Eric Cantor Threatens New NYC Mayor Over School Reform

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January 10, 2014

By Valerie Strauss

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a conservative Virginia Republican, has long supported local control of education — except, apparently, in New York City, when the newly elected Democratic mayor there promises to do something Cantor doesn’t like.

In an address this week at the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution, Cantor threatened Mayor Bill de Blasio with congressional hearings if de Blasio doesn’t promote school “choice” in the way that Cantor wants him to.

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