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Cuomo supports more mayoral control of city schools

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A heavyweight political force stepped into the debate over mayoral control of Buffalo schools on Monday. "Mayoral control works," said Governor Andrew Cuomo during "Capitol Pressroom" heard on WBFO.

Buffalo-based Assembly Member Crystal-Peoples Stokes has been pushing for approval of a bill granting mayoral control in Buffalo. That legislation recently hit a road block as it failed to gain Senate support.

“I believed we should have entertained it in upstate cities,” said Cuomo.

“Like Buffalo or Syracuse,” asked Capitol Pressroom host Susan Arbetter.

“Yes," replied Cuomo, “Because we have areas where the public schools, which is not doing well, and insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. And I said we should talk about it in upstate cities.”

Avery began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for WRUB, the University at Buffalo’s student-run radio station.