ABOUT NY-GPS.

The Bloomberg education agenda is not working for our students.

  • Only one in four of all students and only 13% of African American and Latino students graduate high school ready for college.
  • Despite some increases in student performance, the racial achievement gap at all grade levels is as wide as ever.
  • In the last decade, New York City has lost ground to other cities nationally on the national assessments called the NAEP.

child2AA.jpgNow a coalition of hedge fund managers and billionaires has pledged to raise $50 million to preserve and expand these same policies under the next Mayor.

New Yorkers for Great Public Schools (NY-GPS) refuses to let our schools be bought and sold.  We will not let the failed Bloomberg education policies have a fourth term. The Mayoral election in 2013 will be a referendum on the failures of the Bloomberg education experiment. Click here for a full list of partner organizations.

Over the next 18 months we will:

  • Reach New York City residents through email
  • Educate and register voters in key precincts for the 2013 election
  • Sign up a substantial bloc of Education Voters to commit to voting on education issues
  • Keep parents and the public informed on key developments in the mayoral campaign, and sound the alarm on the $50 million effort to buy off our school system
  • Train parents to collect pledges and educate other parents about the failures of the Bloomberg education reform agenda, and to advocate for a new direction for public education.
  • Knock on doors and staff phones to talk to New Yorkers in their homes about a new direction for public education.
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published this page 2012-05-11 09:17:00 -0700