Before he met with the hedge funders to talk about charter schools, Andrew Cuomo was mum about his feelings about charters (so much so that former governor Eliot Spitzer felt the need to chastise Cuomo publicly to take a stand.)
Then he met with a bunch of hedge funders and other education deformers and they promised him campaign checks and other financial support if he would agree to lift the charter school cap and oppose any accountability standards for charters.
Lo and behold, now that Cuomo has announced for governor, his platform supports increasing the charter cap to 460 and opposes outside accountability measures on issues like where to locate the new charters.
Wow - that's democracy in action.
Meet with hedge funders.
Give hedge funders what they want on education deform.
Parrot Gates Foundation pamphlets in campaign literature.
Andrew Cuomo was bought by the hedge fund/education deform industry.
It would be nice to know what they promised him in return for his positions on education "reform".
You can be sure after Cuomo finishes what Obama and Bloomberg started, there will be nothing left of the public school system as we know.
There will only be charter schools and hedge funds.
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