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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:00 PM

 

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) hires Teach for America/Charter Shill as NY Education Deputy Secretary

D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright is leaving his post for a new job in New York state, Mayor Vincent Gray announced in a statement Thursday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) appointed Wright as deputy secretary for education, a top state education post. Wright’s chief of staff, Jennifer Leonard, will begin serving as the interim deputy mayor for education in November.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-schools-insider/post/deputy-mayor-for-education-deshawn-wright-leaves-post-for-new-job-in-new-york/2012/10/18/986f198c-195f-11e2-bd10-5ff056538b7c_blog.html

Governor Andrew Cuomo, like his fellow education reformer David Coleman, does not give a shit what you think or feel about education policy.

So every time his "reform commission" meets and makes believe that they're listening to stakeholders other than David Coleman and the College Board, Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation, Merryl Tisch and K12 Inc., Pearson, and a bunch of hedge fund managers/education reformers, remember who he is hiring for education policy:

You don't hire a TFA cult member with a policy track record of preferring massive closing of public schools and opening of privatized charter schools unless that's exactly the kind of policy you want for New York State.

Just follow the money...

http://perdidostreetschool.blogspot.com/2012/10/cuomo-hires-tfacharter-shill-as.html

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msongs Oct 2012 #1
Smarmie Doofus Oct 2012 #2
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #3
sulphurdunn Oct 2012 #4
inductivetreasoning Oct 2012 #5

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:20 PM

1. there you go again, picking on another republican-in-democrat's-clothing again lol nt

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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:43 PM

2. Mucho $$$ connections between Cuomo and charter $$$chool backers. n/t

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:05 PM

3. For sure. They're his financiers. 2010:

 

When Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo wanted to meet certain members of the hedge fund crowd, seeking donors for his all-but-certain run for governor, what he heard was this: talk to Joe.

That would be Joe Williams, executive director of a political action committee that advances what has become a favorite cause of many of the wealthy founders of New York hedge funds: charter schools.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/charter-schools-new-cheerleaders-financiers/

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:28 PM

4. TFA is becoming like the

Foreign Service: a public employment program for Ivy League types born with silver spoons up their asses.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:39 PM

5. This is what's wrong with education

Teach For America is absolutely insulting to the professional teachers across America. Teach For America encourages the misconception that anyone can teach. I believe that this is contributing the decline of respect for teachers that we see in politics today.

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