November 2013 Insider: Elections and Education
Last week, several states and cities held elections that will have a considerable impact on the K-12 education system. We asked Insiders to briefly respond to the results of those elections, and share their insight on the education implications. Among the highlights:
- 71% of Insiders think that NYC's mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio, will reverse the city's current A-F school grading scheme.
- Insiders think that NYC mayor-elect de Blasio will make conditions less favorable for charters, but a number feel that his efforts will not be "fatal."
- Insiders do not believe there is one single shoo-in for New York City's next Chancellor but cast their bets for Andres Alonso. They believe Randi Weingarten is least likely to be selected.
- 57% of Insiders think that Boston's new mayor, Martin Walsh, will lift charter school caps there.
- Most Insiders think that the re-election of Chris Christie in New Jersey will mean more of the same, with him largely staying the course and perhaps an increased focus on charter schools.