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.
Now 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.