She now has the governor and a whole hunk of money behind her run for attorney general. But as a lawyer, Councilmember and public advocate, Tish James had to fight the powerful to seize power of her own.
Surveys show people in neighborhoods hit hard by health disparities are full of ideas of how to solve them—at a time when the healthcare system is embracing some experimentation. Will the brainstorming and bucks meet?
For families living in poor neighborhoods, more hospital closings have put greater pressure on the surviving facilities, and they have also stretched the distances people have to travel to receive care.
The question isn’t whether economic alienation and housing pressure are as risky to health as smoking or poor diet. It’s whether the political will is there to do something about it.
The proposal has supporters on the Upper West Side, as disparities in enrollment and admissions policies are under scrutiny citywide.
The effort to compel the DOE to release the information is part of a years’ long effort by the Community Education Council of District 2 to turn what is often an opaque, confusing and infuriating process into one of greater fairness and greater transparency, CEC members say.
The complaint by the parents of five Achievement First students also names the city and state departments of education.