Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
Wednesday, November 07, 2001
New York, NY —Republican Michael Bloomberg defeated democrat Mark Green in a close election. With absentee ballots yet to be counted, Mr. Bloomberg appears to have won by approximately 40-thousand votes. In declaring victory, he pledged to reach out to business, labor, and community leaders.