Tag: Zephyr Teachout

“Say ‘yes’ to everything. Men do. Don’t let anyone else decide your potential.”

"It’s a remarkable and unusual movement, grounded in three powerful motives: parents’ fierce protectiveness of their children, teachers’ drive to protect the classroom from a culture of fear and senseless unusable tests, and the public desire to protect our democracy."

"We are in the midst of a vast social experiment on the children of the nation and it is all tied to the standardized test."

But the next speaker will most likely hail from New York City.

Cuomo’s lieutenant governor will be Kathy Hochul, a 56-year-old former Democratic Congresswoman from the Buffalo area.

"Occupy cannot die because it’s the idea whose time has come... It can only rise up again."

Did money talk in this race or did it swear?

"This campaign demonstrates the rise of a new force in New York politics and in American politics. It’s a fearless force. It’s of Democrats who believe in all of us and are willing to fight for it."

The stage is now set for the gubernatorial race between Cuomo and Republican candidate, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive.

The winners of the primaries will be on ballots in the November general elections.