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Stuy '99 in the news again. For the same reason as last time. [Apr. 9th, 2012|10:14 am]
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In today's NY Post:

Reform Supergroup to Take on Unions

"Groups backing charter schools, vouchers, merit pay for teachers and limits on teacher tenure plan to unite under a new, statewide supergroup, The Post has learned.

The New York State Education Reform Council will include the new StudentsFirstNY — which has hired away Mayor Bloomberg’s Albany lobbyist — Democrats for Education Reform, and charter-school-advocacy and upstate organizations.

'We’re going up against one of the most powerful interests in Albany,' Democrats for Education Reform Executive Director Joe Williams said, referring to the New York State United Teachers and United Federation of Teachers. 'We don’t stand a chance if we’re not aligned and focused.'

'We’re going to have access to a lot of resources that will enable us to counter the resources of those who want to protect a failed status quo,' added Bloomberg lobbyist-turned-StudentsFirstNY-Executive-Director Micah Lasher, who will team with Williams to chair the council.."

Micah is Stuy class of '99, and has since worked for Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the NYC Department of Education, and directly for the city as Director of State Legislative Affairs (i.e., 'Mayor Bloomberg's Albany lobbyist'. Though for what that's worth, Mr. Lasher still can't live down the 'Politician, Stuyvesant Student and Magic Kid' headline.
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