Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen all 60 members of his transition team, and education reformers have been shut out of the group.
According to the New York Daily News, de Blasio's choices for his transition team include education advocates who are critical of Mayor Bloomberg's existing education policies. The selections fit with de Blasio's campaign promises to stop the growing charter school movement in New York City:
De Blasio has vowed to end the city's policy of giving charters free rent in public school buildings when he takes office, a move that could slow the movement's growth. He said at a mayoral forum in May that the city doesn’t need any more charter schools.