The writer, Barbara Reynolds, is a supporter of Republican State Senator Jack Martins. I am a supporter of Democrat Adam Haber. We both love and respect our community, but one of us is forgetting about where we came from. I came from South Jamaica, Queens. My mom moved us out to Elmont for a better quality education. I agree with my fellow neighbor about Long Island schools being better.
My candidate Adam Haber believes that all children across New York, especially on Long Island deserve a good quality PUBLIC education. Adam comes from a family of teachers, turned around Roslyn schools and will fight for Long Island every day.
Martins has his four children in private school and wanted tax breaks for private schools that would take away from public education. Martins also voted for Universal Pre-k for NYC but not for us! Actions speak louder than words.
If Martins is about quality public education on Long Island, why is he accepting campaign contributions from one of the biggest funders of charter schools, which are designed to take money away from public schools. So, I ask my fellow neighbor, if you moved out to Long Island for a better quality education, how DO you support a candidate who takes money away from our children. If you ask me...that’s not someone I want representing my child.
Pro-Charter School Groups Shore Up Martins
“Two groups funded by wealthy supporters of charter schools continued to spend heavily in contested Senate races over the weekend.”
“A second group, New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany, reported spending $120,397 in ad production for the Long Island race between Sen. Jack Martins and Democrat Adam Haber.”