Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS

NEW YORK POLITICS/INDEPENDENCE PARTY
  • Bloomberg flunked: Bill in Albany would take away mayor's control of city education policy panel (BY KENNETH LOVETT, DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF)
  • Bloomberg and the Teachers' Union (By Wayne Barrett, Village Voice)
  • Recommended reading: THE STRIKE THAT CHANGED NEW YORK This book revisits the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis - a watershed in modern New York City race relations. Jerald E. Podair connects the conflict with the sociocultural history of the city and explores its influence on city politics, economics, and culture. Podair shows how the crisis became a symbol of the vast perceptual chasm separating black and white New Yorkers. And the legacy of this critical moment, when blacks and whites spoke past each other like strangers, has ever since played a role in city issues ranging from mayoral elections to budget negotiations, disputes over police violence, and debates on welfare policy. The book is a powerful, sobering tale of racial misunderstanding and fear, a New York story with national implications. http://books.google.com/books?id=gEEA0RxSR3EC


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