And they kept pouring it in until the very last minute.
Since I last wrote about the DFER money filling the coffers of the Jeffries campaign, more reports have been filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
And wow. Just wow.
Education Reform Now's total, as of May 9th, stands at over 3 MILLION DOLLARS!
And look who dropped in close to half a million, just 4 days before election day.
But tonight proved that their money was unable to buy the hearts and minds of the people of Newark.
|Jeffries canvassers hold up 'V' for Victory|
with Ras Baraka
And this is a tremendous win for public education advocates, and they are rejoicing all over the country.
With @ChrisChristie still in charge of Newark schls & @rasjbaraka new mayor, expect epic battle betw forces of light & darkness to come.
— leonie haimson (@leoniehaimson) May 14, 2014
People are marching up Broad street chanting "WE ARE THE MAYOR!"
— Mike Klonsky (@mikeklonsky) May 14, 2014
But #BelieveInNewark and @rasjbaraka victory on righteous public ed platform renews faith that #edreform is truly on political ropes. 2/3
— Helen Gym (@ParentsUnitedPA) May 14, 2014
Ras Baraka Elected Mayor in Newark http://t.co/FDuC2AyKPU
— Diane Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) May 14, 2014
Neighborhood schools may be one key ingredient that helps broad coalitions to gel. See de Blasio, Baraka.
— John Kuhn (@johnkuhntx) May 14, 2014
@DFER_News @BadassTeachersA @rasjbaraka Elections are not always easily bought. Congrats Newark and Mr Baraka. #publiceducation
— Bill Adamsky (@badamsky02) May 14, 2014
We Are Mayor!!! @rasjbaraka has won! http://t.co/6uZxTcUUlB
— Anthony Cody (@AnthonyCody) May 14, 2014
Congrats to @rasjbaraka and the people of Newark. Long Live democratic control of Public Schools!I will sleep a whole lot better tonight, secure in the knowledge that the tides may just be turning on this ed reform nonsense. After all, these are business men, and they don't like to lose money. They threw a lot into the kitty, and they've got nothing to show for it.
— NetworkforPublicEd (@NetworkPublicEd) May 14, 2014
Well done, Newark. Well done indeed.
Being that the Democrats support the profit system, which regulates the Democrats rather than the other way around, Baraka only becomes one more politician who rations the education system for the working class (witness Obama, Cuomo, and now de Blasio’s contracts). Now Karen Lewis has offered to negotiate cuts in teachers pensions (http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/13/ctup-m13.html). . Workers need to unite in an independent struggle for socialism.ReplyDelete
Starting to come around on this liberation of communities idea, using the schools as a broad based rallying cry. It might even work, but I still think we can muddle through in Highland Park without believing we are part of this grander fight... :)ReplyDelete
Hey, thanks for using my tweet!ReplyDelete
Great post, thanks for sharing itReplyDelete