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New York’s Primary is a Charter-School Showdown

The September 13 primary in New York could re-energize and redefine the Democratic party in the state. It also might mean drastic change for the charter school industry. Photo credit: Michael Johnson/Thomas Good Zephyr Teachout, left, promises to challenge school...

Cynthia Nixon Takes On the Test-And-Punish Regime

Cynthia Nixon’s upstart challenge to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic Party Primary highlights a major theme of the 2018 midterms: progressive candidates forcing establishment Democrats further left on education. One way Nixon is moving the needle?...

Cynthia Nixon Could Take Down Andrew Cuomo Over Education

Should a state with extreme wealth and extreme poverty use public education to even the playing field so all children have an opportunity to improve their conditions? Many New Yorkers would answer that question, “Yes,” and the state’s constitution as interpreted by an...

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