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Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools
NY Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | Carl Campanile

Posted on 07/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by george76

Hell hath no fury like a congressman scorned.

Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel is giving the teachers union a lesson in political retribution for snubbing him and endorsing his rival Adriano Espaillat for Congress, sources said.

Rangel is hitting the union where it hurts — by vigorously supporting non-unionized charter schools. The unions have been fighting desperately to stop or slow down charter-school expansion.

“The congressman was disappointed the UFT [United Federation of Teachers] dumped him for Espaillat. I see Charlie speaking out more forcefully on the charter-school issue,” said a Rangel ­insider.

“He doesn’t have to be concerned about offending the union. Charlie can let it rip.”

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Rangel said closing the achievement gap between minority and white students is a civil-rights ­issue and that charters are part of the solution.

“Harlem Link is part of a wave of charter schools that opened in the last decade in New York City with the intention of providing academic opportunities for families across income levels and proving that demography is not destiny,” a Rangel statement said.

The release said Harlem Link “has consistently outperformed other schools throughout the city on state exams” since 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: charlesrangel; charterschools; rangel; schools; teachers; teachersunion; uft

1 posted on 07/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

It is all about money,hey Charlie!


2 posted on 07/20/2014 12:17:11 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: george76

Whores get upset if they don’t get paid.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 12:17:26 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: george76

Despicable, of course I’m glad he’s now supporting charter schools, but it is dreadful that is is just because of his own sense of entitlement.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 12:21:47 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: glorgau
Whores get upset if they don’t get paid.

Prostitutes have more integrity than him.

5 posted on 07/20/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: george76

I thought “Commie DaBlassi” shut down the charter schools.

Mark


6 posted on 07/20/2014 1:08:05 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

I think his strategy was more like a starve-out than a shutdown. Probably will take a couple years.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 1:09:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: george76

Pretty much a “Disrespect my a$$ and I’ll KICK yours” moment by Rangel.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: george76

I like it!

He’s doing the right thing for all the wrong reasons.

Can we instigate this sort of behavior among other progressives? It divides them and helps the country.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 1:41:17 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: george76

How old is Charlie?His dirt nap should be coming up soon.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 3:05:20 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MV=PY

Yes, my feeling too. However, I lived in his district when he was just starting out and he really wasn’t bad at all. And then he became a professional con artist, also known as a lifer politician, and became not only insensitive to his district but incredibly corrupt.

That said, opposing De Blasio is a good thing no matter who does it, and Rangel (who for reasons unknown to me is popular among blacks even though he long ago ceased to do anything for them) might be able to carry it off. I’m sure it’s only spite and vengeance, but if it helps the charter schools, that’s ok.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 4:52:28 PM PDT by livius
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