ALBANY - Thousands of city charter school kids got a lesson in New York politics - and a performance from Ashanti- as the battle over Gov. Cuomo’s education agenda raged in dueling rallies at the Capitol Wednesday.
The students, many of them from Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Network, got a day off school to take part in a huge rally on the steps of the Capitol that called for an end to the “failing schools crisis” and featured the hip-hop singer and WNBA star Lisa Leslie.
“I think we just need to end the crisis,” Ashanti said afterward. “The kids are suffering the most.”
During her performance, Ashanti told the crowd: “Being dumb is so whack.”
It sure is, Ashanti.
It sure is.
To prove that, take a look again at Families For Excellent Schools' Jeremiah Kittredge go mano a mano with the press yesterday over his ridiculously inflated rally attendance estimate, charges the children were being used as political props and the overall price tag of the rally (which Kittredge refused to divulge):
Maybe they should have had Ashanti do the presser and Kittredge do the song and dance performance?
He was moving his head enough, that's for sure.