Monthly Archives: December 2009

Remainders: A 400-charter cap is “ridiculous,” NYSUT veep says

Gov. Paterson said the education coalition that sued him today “don’t care about anybody but themselves.” Alan Lubin of NYSUT, part of that coalition, said raising the charter cap to 400 would be “ridiculous.” Peter Murphy of the state charter association responds that it’s NYSUT’s position that’s “ridiculous.” Shael Shuransky responds to more readers’ questions … Continue reading

Remainders: A 400-charter cap is “ridiculous,” NYSUT veep says

Gov. Paterson said the education coalition that sued him today “don’t care about anybody but themselves.” Alan Lubin of NYSUT, part of that coalition, said raising the charter cap to 400 would be “ridiculous.” Peter Murphy of the state charter association responds that it’s NYSUT’s position that’s “ridiculous.” Shael Shuransky responds to more readers’ questions … Continue reading

Lobbying group opens an outpost in Michigan

The lobbying group Democrats for Education Reform got its start in New York, but is spreading fast. Its latest branch is in Michigan, where it’s going by MDFER (a bit of a mouthful). With chapters in five states, the organization is halfway to its goal of being in 10 states by 2011. DEMOCRATS FOR EDUCATION … Continue reading