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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robert Jackson Hammers Cuomo Over His Charter School Giveaway

From Will Bredderman at Politicker:

Former Manhattan Councilman Robert Jackson—a challenger to State Senator Adriano Espaillat—blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio last night on education issues, while rooting for Mr. Cuomo’s longshot primary opponent Zephyr Teachout.

The former councilman cheered loudly for Ms. Teachout as she criticized the governor in remarks at the second annual Iftar dinner of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, of which Mr. Jackson is a founding member. Mr. Jackson then himself blasted Mr. Cuomo for including protections for charter schools in the state budget and for failing to pass public financing of elections.

“I think that the governor jammed us and the state of New York on education, and he jammed Bill de Blasio,” the State Senate hopeful said. “We’ve been jammed by the governor on education, and he has jammed us on campaign finance reform.”

 Jackson also went on to hammer de Blasio over education:

Mr. Jackson then went on to attack Mr. de Blasio and his Department of Education for allowing a branch of the controversial Success Academy charter school chain to open in Upper Manhattan’s Mother Cabrini High School—claiming that the administration had failed to consult the local Community Education Council about the plan.

“Bill de Blasio jammed District 6,” Mr. Jackson said. “They didn’t even have the courtesy to let the CEC know or any of the leaders in District 6.”

What Robert Jackson doesn't seem to understand is that Eva Moskowitz owns this city, so whatever she wants, she gets.

Most other politicians in this city and state seem to understand that.

Robert Jackson, however, does not.

God bless Robert Jackson for that.


  1. I recently signed a petition to get him on the ballot and planned to vote for him even before I read this.

    1. Good to hear it. He's a good man and he deserves support.