Senator and Education Committee Chair John Flanagan has and continues to aid in the dismantling of our New York public education System! He has voted yes on several legislative bills that have negatively impacted our public schools.
Senator Flanagan initiated legislation and Voted YES to pass a bill that increases the number of charter schools permitted in New York. He also Voted YES to pass a bill that caps annual increases in property tax rates imposed by school districts at 4 percent or 120 percent of inflation, whichever is less.
Senator Flanagan was also influential in instituting merit based teacher assessments.
His biggest campaign contribution is from Michelle Rhee's organization Students First. Michelle Rhee has an agenda to dismantle public education! Read Diane Ravich's blog post it explains Rhee's plan to destroy public education well!
Senator Flanagan we have had enough of your shenanigans! Come 2014 we the parents and teachers are voting you out!