Schools Chancellor David Banks testifies in Congress about antisemitism in NYC schools

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill grilled NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks on Wednesday, wanting to know what he had done to combat antisemitism in the city’s public school system—the largest in the nation. 

Members of Congress asked Banks about several high-profile antisemitic incidents that had taken place in New York City public schools since the start of the Israel – Hamas war on Oct. 7, 2023.