Is New York City Ungovernable?

Glazer, Nathan. "Is New York City Ungovernable?" Commentary, 1961.

Excerpt: Anyone studying the city of New York (as I have done for the past year or so) is likely to run across certain facts that cast a rather strange light on the present confusion in its politics. For example: In 1940, in the seventh year of the administration of a reform Mayor, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the Board of Education was responsible for educating about 1,060,000 children, and employed about 37,600 teachers, supervisors, and assorted specialized personnel for the job.