Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ...sign...into law an increasingly controversial measure that would give parents and guardians broader ability to seek taxpayer-funded reimbursements for private school. The bill passed in the Legislature in the final week of the session in June and some rank-and-file lawmakers grumbled privately that it was pushed through the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled Assembly with little notice. Supporters of the bill say it’s aimed at giving greater access to schools for children with special needs in order to meet their unique educational requirements. But critics have read the bill a different way; arguing that is allows parents or guardians to place their children in schools based on religious background at the taxpayer’s expense... Both the state School Boards Association and Mayor Michael Bloomberg oppose the bill, charging that it would essentially usher in New York’s first broad-based voucher system. A Cuomo spokesman said this afternoon the bill has been forwarded to his desk, but governor continues to review the bill. Cuomo has until midnight Aug. 1 to sign it.