But some Dems and many Assembly Republicans stood up, spoke their consciences and voted accordingly.
I've been thanking many of those courageous legislators on Twitter the past few days, but I'd like to take a few blog posts here at Perdido Street School to thank them as well.
Today's post is for Charles Barron:
Assemblyman Charles Barron, a Brooklyn Democrat, was one of the handful in his party to oppose the bill, and he questioned his colleagues who supported it despite their own reservations.
“Too many people voted in the affirmative with heavy hearts, voted in the affirmative with serious concerns,” Barron said. “I’m not going to vote against my heart. … This is not enough for our children."
Thank you, Assemblyman Barron, for standing up for students, teachers and public schools.