|Gov. Cuomo photo: AP|
While Trump and DeVos represent a huge threat to our public schools, so do Gov. Cuomo and the NY State Senate. Cuomo has proposed expanding funding to charter schools this year, eliminating the charter cap in NYC, and entirely erasing the foundation formula in future years -- a formula developed to send more state aid to high needs districts after the state's highest court concluded that our school funding system was unconstitutional.
|Betsy Devos photo:Jim Watson / AFP - Getty|
The hedge fund community and other members of the pro-privatization and charter school lobby made up the largest donors to the GOP members of the NY State Senate in the November 2016 elections -- and have also been some of the largest contributors to Cuomo's campaigns in past years. As he gears up to run for President, he may be counting on their support once again.