Tag: Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout, Anti-Common Core Firebrand, Running For Congress

“I'm running to raise up the voices of people who are shut out—and that includes the voices of parents and teachers.”

NY Women in Politics Talk Gains, Struggles in Breaking Glass Ceiling

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

Common Core Opponents Predict Record-Breaking Numbers Of Students Opting Out

"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."

Anti-Common Core Fury Intensifies on Long Island; Protest Draws More Than...

"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."

Long Island Plays Key Role in Picking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s...

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Re-elected, Beating GOP Challenger Rob Astorino, Reports Say

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

Occupy Wall Street Marks 3rd Anniversary, Warms Up For Epic Climate...

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

Rumsey Punch: Cuomo Saved by Party Leaders, Checkbook

Did money talk in this race or did it swear?

Zephyr Teachout Concedes With a Victory Speech

"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."

Cuomo Holds Off Teachout Challenge in NY Dem Primary

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