Sunday, March 17, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) Supports NYC Public Schools
We all know that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is a dedicated Democrat Socialist and I have little in common with fringe left and tea party politicians, be it AOC or Ted Cruz of Texas. However, there is one place that I agree with AOC and that is public education.
Despite the misleading New York Post headline, AOC is a strong supporter of public education. According to the article, AOC talked about improving NYC public schools. “This issue is structural and it is systemic which means we need a solution just like with the Green New Deal, we need a solution on the scale of the problem", said the lawmaker.
She recalled her own experience with the NYC public school in the Bronx which she was a dual language student and was falsely labeled as needing special education services until she was tested out of the program. AOC's family moved to Westchester for a better education and only moved back into Jackson Heights, Queens after completing college.
Interestingly, AOC could never have been recruited to the charter schools since they refuse to take Special Education and English Language Learners and AOC knows that While I oppose most every policy AOC supports, we are in agreement when it comes to public education.