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Debate Over Charter Schools Plays Out in State Senate Race

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By Dan Rivoli Since charter schools became the new battleground for New York education reform, State Sen. Bill Perkins has become public enemy number one for advocates of these publicly-funded, privately-operated schools. Perkins, who represents a Harlem district that covers parts of the Upper West Side, has criticized the way charter schools operate and occupy [&hellip
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ALBANY BILLS HARD TO PASS

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Albany is known for its dysfunctional legislature, which could explain why local legislators have a low success rate in getting bills signed into law in 2008. In the Senate, where Democrats are in the minority, State Sen. Bill Perkins introduced 34 bills. Two made it out of the Legislature, a success rate of 5.8 percent. [&hellip
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