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New York's Dumb State Budget

Diane Ravitch | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

In writing the state budget, New York legislators totally capitulated to the billionaire-funded charter industry. The bottom line is that when billionaires talk, the New York legislature and Governor Cuomo listen. Actually, they sit up, bark, and roll over.

Why Does Andrew Cuomo Love Charter Schools? Follow The Money To Wall Street

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Wall Street loves charter schools. Andrew Cuomo wants to be re-elected governor of New York with a large majority. One of his biggest sources of money is Wall Street. Cuomo now wants to take charge of dispensing millions in public funds to charter schools for construction, and he wants to assure them that they can have public space without paying rent.