On May 31st, the Working Families Party, after much debate, endorsed Governor Cuomo for re-election. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/nyregion/cuomo-secures-support-of-working-families-party.html?_r=0. However, Cuomo was severely criticized for favoring charter schools over public schools and taking campaign contributions from charter school CEOs and hedge fund managers. For a short analysis of Cuomo’s politics see my article “A cautionary tale: Governor Cuomo and the effort to destroy public education in New York” to be published in The Australian Educators Union journal the Professional Voice later his month.
For more information on educational developments in Australia and their excellent professional journal, please visit their website for the current and past issues: http://www.aeuvic.asn.au/publications_index_13_53773280.html.