Comptroller Scott Stringer reported that in Fiscal Year 2016, the Department awarded $2.7 billion in contracts without full competition — representing 64% of the agency’s total contract spending. And earlier this year, NY1 reported that, under de Blasio, DOE spending on central administration has grown significantly.
Nicole Malliotakis will work to reduce the bureaucracy in central administration and audit all DOE contracts to ensure that education funding is being properly spent and gets to the schools where it can do the most good. She will work with all public school parents to make sure students receive a sound basic education. Under the current administration, the Mayor has chosen to pit parents, teachers, principals, and school leaders against one another rather than finding common ground upon which to help improve teaching and learning.