MAY 1st – the public better watch out! The GOP has made undermining K12 public schools their official policy.
GOP Betsy DeVoss officIal public policy statement is to undermine public schools.
“Thank you, Roger Hertog, for that kind introduction. And I’m very grateful for President Bush’s kind words.”
Roger and Susan Hertog
The Manhattan Institute proudly honored our outgoing president, Larry Mone, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the nineteenth annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner. We were also pleased to formally introduce our next president, Reihan Salam.
2019 Hertog and DeVos May 1, 2019 Education Pre K-12
The Education Cabal vs. America’s Kids Education Pre K-12
New York Post May 3, 2019
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The Alliance for Quality Education
The Alliance for Quality Education is a coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high-quality public school education to all students regardless of zip code. Combining its legislative and policy expertise with grassroots organizing, AQE advances proven-to-work strategies that lead to student success
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The Manhattan Institute presented Secretary DeVos with its Alexander Hamilton Award, which honors individuals helping to foster the revitalization of the nation’s cities. “I will continue to fight for freedom,” she stressed in her prepared remarks. “Freedom from government. Freedom for teachers. And freedom for each one of America’s students.”
The IDC received $676,850 from charter school political donors.
Over the past six years, the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of breakaway Democrats who support Republican control of the New York State Senate, have received $676,850 from charter school political donors. These political donors, including hedge fund managers and their political
action committees, have been rewarded by the IDC as seen in the 2017 state budget where privatelyrun charter schools got much larger funding increases per pupil than public schools. The IDC-Republican advocacy for privately-run charter schools at the expense of public schools runs counter to the IDC’s public pronouncements that they are championing public school funding and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. The IDC is empowering pro-privatization, pro-Trump Republicans to run the State Senate even though it hurts the more than one million public school students they represent. The table below is lists the charter school-affiliated individual and political action donations made to IDC members and to committees specifically benefiting the IDC.