A liberal coalition is set to launch a campaign linking Mitt Romney to a rival group that promotes some of Mayor Bloomberg’s education policies.
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BROOKLYN - Brooklyn students were out in full force today, protesting the policies of the educational organization StudentsFirstNY.
By: Jon Lentz, City and State August 24, 2012
* More than 50 people rallied yesterday against StudentsFirstNY, a political group launched earlier this year to push for charter schools, for making it easier to lay off teachers and for other education policy changes.
By: Colin Campbell, Politicker 8/21/12
The campaign against the pro-charter school political organization “StudentsFirstNY” is amassing support from current and aspiring politicians.
By Chris Bragg City and State August 16, 2012
Michael Bocamazo reports:
A coalition of union, parent, and community groups, New Yorkers for Great Public Schools, held a rally today in front of the New York Department of Education and released a report on the alleged connections between the pro-charter school group StudentsFirst and the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
Aug. 16, 2012
Some labor groups and education advocates are calling on candidates in city elections next year to reject money and support from StudentsFirstNY, which has some donors in common with Mitt Romney and is trying to keep Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education agenda intact after he leaves office next year.