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Jake Jacobs

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Jake Jacobs is a New York City school teacher and education blogger.  He has written for Washington PostDiane Ravitch’s BlogAlterNet, the BAT Blog and elsewhere.

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Michael Johnson/Thomas Good

The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state—and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry. more

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A number of New York’s ultra Orthodox Jewish schools, accused of academic neglect, are a shocking example of what happens when ‘school choice’ is prioritized over all else. more

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Independent Production Fund

One way the candidate is moving the needle? Pushing to end unfair and inaccurate teacher ratings based on students' standardized test scores. more

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

The candidate for New York governor and former Sex and the City actor is a longtime public education advocate, and isn’t afraid to point out Cuomo’s pattern of underfunding schools. more

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Success Academy

If granted, this would allow teachers to transfer from a charter into any public school statewide, avoiding current degree and certification requirements. And that’s not good for students. more

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