Initially I fought against mayoral control because it was complicated and was more decentralized than the mayor was claiming. I also found the new DOE to be racist and acting like a dictatorship. My kind of fight.
Further proof of its necessity and vital importance is the fact that it is free and compulsory. If that doesn't tell you something then maybe you're the problem.
So one of the first things I am going to push for if I get elected is a law that will give the city council an opportunity to be benevolent. There is nothing to say that as a local legislative body we can't come up with our own education gift of some kind for our youth. Some of these monies budgeted for correctional facilities and other things that make you wonder will get cut back. But to always think about cutting funds for education first is putting the cart before the horse. Maybe if our government didn't cut so much in education we wouldn't need to build more jails and we would have the workforce necessary to sustain a city.
Make sure you Vote
November 3, 2009
Polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bill Thompson - Mayor
John Lui - Comptroller
Bill de Blasio - Public Advocate
and yours truly,
New York City Council,
Line 15, Column K
(Also known as the candidates who were against
the extension of term limits.)
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And yes, she finally came around.
Another Bill Thompson supporter.