Geoff Decker

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New York regents recommend broad changes to Common Core rollout

Chalkbeat New York’s rollout of the new Common Core standards is experiencing a second setback in a week as education policy makers today recommend scaling back…

Unions wield much power in elections — but can still lose

Early on in George Latimer’s 2012 race for the open New York Senate District 37 seat, the momentum was swinging in his opponent’s favor. Republican candidate Bob Cohen, a…

Unions lobby power remains unmatched

Teachers from across the state began descending on Albany Tuesday for a series of high-profile meetings with lawmakers, a small but significant part of their unions’ overall lobbying strategies. A…