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  • AFC Statement on Announcement of David Banks as Next Schools Chancellor

    Kim Sweet, Executive Director of Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), issued the following statement in response to the announcement of David Banks as the next schools Chancellor.

    Dec 8, 2021

    Tweed Courthouse, the headquarters of the Department of Education.

    We congratulate longtime school leader David Banks on being named the next Chancellor of the New York City public schools. He will take the helm of the nation’s largest school district at a critical moment, when the pandemic has led to both unprecedented challenges and new opportunities to re-envision the role of public education and create long-lasting change. We look forward to working with Banks and the incoming administration to build a more equitable and inclusive school system that provides all students with an excellent education.

    We also thank current Chancellor Meisha Porter for her leadership and hard work on behalf of New York City students and their families during a tremendously difficult year.