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StudentsFirstNY Acting Executive Director Glen Weiner Comments on UFT Influence in Mayoral Race

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, has claimed that the group’s endorsement will have great influence on the NYC mayoral primary. According to a recent article in the New York Observer, he thinks the UFT can essentially pick the city's next mayor.

StudentsFirstNY Acting Executive Director Glen Weiner expressed concern at the prospect of a UFT-endorsed mayor turning back the clock on education reform for New York students:

[Weiner] said that the UFT would be “a formidable force” during the primary, but warned that it is “a scary proposition to think of them electing the next mayor.” He argued that rolling back Mr. Bloomberg’s policies would set back progress in outcomes such as graduation rates.

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