Election Day roundup…
PJSTA endorsed John McManmon lost in his race in the 2nd Assembly District. Given his stance on public education, here is hoping that Mr. McManmon runs for state legislature again. Like maybe next year when his opponent, Anthony Palumbo will be up for re-election in the Assembly. Also when noted enemy of public education, Ken LaValle, is up for re-election in the State Senate. Next year is a very important year for us and the PJSTA will be working dilligently to get the right people elected.
Running as a progressive, Bill de Blasio won the mayoral race in New York City. He will take over for the plutocrat Michael Bloomberg who wielded his power and money to do great harm to NYC’s public schools over the course of his twelve year reign. Still, over at Peridio Street School, Reality-Based Educator warns, “Don’t get too excited.”
Chris Christie won re-election last night. This after last week’s incident featuring Christie yelling at a teacher, saying, “I am tired of you people.” When asked by the teacher why he continues to spread the myth than New Jersey’s schools and teachers are failing (sounds like Andy Cuomo, right?).