Last May, Mayor Bill de Blasio began making weekly guest appearances on the Brian Lehrer Show on NPR, usually on Fridays (but sometimes on Wednesdays), at 10am. This regular segment, called Ask the Mayor, provides an opportunity for New York City residents to speak directly with the Mayor and to ask pressing questions.
If you are a parent who has been affected by the unacceptable delays in tuition settlements, why not ask the Mayor directly about his broken 2014 promise to streamline the settlement process? (If you need a refresher on the background of this, see our letter to the Education Committee Chair of the NYC Council from October.)
You can ask your question on-air by calling (212) 433-WNYC (9692) on Fridays (or sometimes on Wednesdays) at 10am. You can follow @BrianLehrer on Twitter for announcements of when the Mayor is on-air.
If you are unable to call-in, you can always submit your question in advance via Twitter to @BrianLehrer using the #AskTheMayor hashtag.
While we will continue to be your squeaky wheel with the Department of Education, your advocacy is still needed to make sure the Mayor is aware of these ongoing delays and the impact they are having on hard-working New Yorkers and their special needs children.