Saturday, March 29, 2014

NY charter school dispute exposes fault lines for Dems prior to 2016

Fox News reports:
The future of the Democrat Party is being charted in New York as its governor and the city's mayor wage a battle over charter schools that touches on race, unions, Wall Street money and other issues that stand to redefine the party.

The divide has largely centered on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's objection to newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to limit the growth of charter schools. But underneath the public dispute lies larger questions about the party's long-standing support from teachers unions and the uneasy alliance that politicians -- particularly those eyeing national office -- have with Wall Street.