Just as I warned and predicted, the communist in Gracie Mansion is making good on his red promises. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio carried out one of his most vicious campaign promises: closing charter schools. His attack on the poor’s only option for a good education was in service to the teachers union. Of course the statist teachers union despises charter schools: they are successful and teach the children and expose the public school failure for what it is. Mr. de Blasio closed the leading charter school, Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy, along with three new charter schools that had been approved by previous Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
This does not affect the rich. The rich will send their children to private school. This bludgeons the poor.
If you recall, I opposed the election of Red Bill de Blasio (nee Warren Wilhem) with press conferences, articles and an ad campaign. The enemedia was in an uproar — the goosestepping propaganda army went into fifth gear against me for opposing Red Bill.
Here is typical coverage eviscerating my opposition, but never eviscerating the treasonous de Blasio. With the exception of the NY Post, the enemedia did not inform the public of who the anti-American, anti-freedom communist tool running for Mayor really was.
Noted subway-uglifier Pamela Geller has a new target for one of her terrible ad campaigns: The “communist” Bill de Blasio, and his horrifying proposal to stop the NYPD from spying on Muslims without evidence of a crime. The new ads, set to go up in the week before the election, accuse de Blasio of essentially partnering with terrorists to turn New York into a communist hellscape. But as Geller’s blog reveals, her real beef isn’t with “red” Bill de Blasio, but with the news media who refused to cover her idiotic campaign.
Said Geller in a statement: “We held a press conference Thursday that was widely announced to expose the subversive, seditious and Communist candidate for New York mayor, arguably a job that is second in importance only to that of President of the United States. We exposed the Marxist and terrorist ties of Warren Wilhelm, aka Bill de Blasio.”
I led a coalition of human-rights activists and advocates for fiscal responsibility, telling the truth about the communist tool for Mayor. Still, the media wouldn’t cover Bill de Blasio’s AKA Warren Wilhelm’s shady, subversive history. They wouldn’t ask him about Ortega, Castro, Arafat, etc., or what he was doing in Cuba, Nicaragua, or even his multiple name changes, but take it from me, the “subway uglifier” and “subway’s Islam hater” and “idiotic campaigner:” they ripped me to shreds for exposing it.
Is it any wonder that the subversive Sandinista won with 72% of the vote?
Closing the charters, naming more liberal activists than managers for city posts, he has declared war on the horse carriages (war on the small businessman), and that’s just this month.
“Calling Arne Duncan,” WSJ, Review & Outlook, Feb. 28, 2014
National Democrats are silent as Bill de Blasio kills charter schools.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio carried through this week on one of his campaign’s “progressive” promises: his assault on charter schools. Mr. de Blasio announced that he would not allow Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy to open three new charter schools that had been approved by previous Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Readers of these columns are familiar with this fight, so we’ll break it down to the basics. There are nearly 200 charter schools serving some 70,000 students in New York City. Nearly all are located in the poorest minority neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan. Local media coverage of the announcement made clear that affected black and Hispanic parents are upset. “I’m angry beyond belief,” said Shea Reeder about the shutdown of the Harlem charter her child attends.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools vice-president for communications Starlee Rhoades on the New York mayor’s decision to evict 700 students from high-performing charter schools. Photo: Getty Images
Speaking of beyond belief, we have three pertinent questions: Where is U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ? Where is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ? And where is the President of the United States who, incredibly, announced his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative the same week this happened?
All three men are on record supporting charter schools, for the obvious reason that charters give the poorest kids a chance to get ahead. All three have been silent on the New York City shutdown.
This is a high-noon moment for charters. These three can either get out in public to defend these schools, or pull down the shades while Bill de Blasio and his union pals kill them off one by one over the next four years.
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