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.
Republican Candidates: Don’t Forget About Us
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
New York City has had Republican mayors for 16 years. But Republican candidates without the notoriety of Rudolph Giuliani or the wealth of Michael Bloomberg have a much harder time in a city where registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans by at least 5-to-1. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, the two Republicans running for Comptroller and Public Advocate are learning that lesson first-hand.