The Democratic Party has suffered great losses as thousands of former loyal followers aligned themselves to the Green Party in the upcoming gubernatorial election.
Diane Ravitch, a leader educator and author of many books on American public education has given her support to the Green Party.
She said, "I am voting Green because Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones will fully fund our public schools, will stop the over-testing of our students, and will not open more privately managed charter schools. They promise to rebuild our public schools, which enroll nearly 90% of the state’s children."
The Democratic Party has been viewed in the last 20 years as a major advocate for the privatization of the American public schools through the leadership of Democrats for Education Reform, drawing its support from hedge fund investors and billionaires.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo seen as a favorite cheerleader of the group is expected that many of his traditional constituents are voting Green instead, while others in the education field even view the Republican candidate as a better choice,