Diane Ravitch has endorsed Peter Magistrale for New York State Senate in his race against the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, John Flanagan. It is great to see Ravitch go where our statewide union NYSUT refused to.
Here is some of what Ravitch said in explaining her endorsement:
The biggest obstacle to political, social, and educational reform in New York State is Senator John Flanagan from...Long Island. Flanagan succeeded Dean Skelos as Republican majority leader of the State Senate after Skelos was convicted on various counts. Flanagan is a major supporter of corporate reform, especially charter schools and vouchers. He is no friend of public education.
This fall he faces a challenge from a highly qualified Democrat in his district: Peter Magistrale. Peter is working closely with parent leaders on Long Island who understand the problems and needs of the public schools. He will fight for us and with us.
Please reach out and help him!
This blog does not speak for ICE as a whole but the ICEUFT blog agrees completely with Professor Ravitch and supports Magistrale to defeat Flanagan.