Monday, May 27, 2013

UPDATE: Weiner Agrees as Quinn Drops Out of GPS Debate

Quinn is sinking so fast she better not move those deck chairs.

UPDATE: Anthony Weiner has agreed to participate, making this his first appearance at a mayoral debate, and Christine Quinn has dropped out of the debate, after agreeing to participate

New Yorkers for Great Public Schools to Host:
First Actual Mayoral Debate on Education

*Update: Christine Quinn Drops Out; Her Campaign Says it Does Not Want to do a Debate on Education*

NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
Tuesday, May 28 3:30 to 5:00 PM

Mayoral Candidates will arrive at 3:45 PM;
Debate will start at 4 PM and end at 5 PM 

WHO: Democratic Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, John Liu, and Sal Albanese

Please note: We are still in active discussions with Anthony Weiner about his participation, and Christine Quinn has dropped out of the debate, after agreeing to participate. Her campaign said it does not want to do a debate.

WHATNew Yorkers for Great Public Schools (NY-GPS), a citywide coalition representing thousands of parents, students, teachers, and community leaders, will host the first major education debate among Democratic mayoral candidates. Parent leader Zakiyah Ansari will moderate the debate, and a panel of parents and students will ask the questions.

The debate format will be as follows: an opening crossfire round, a lightning round, a final round of questions, including an instant rebuttal where mayoral candidates can rebut the statement of an opponent, and brief closing statements. Throughout, mayoral candidates will engage each other on hot-button education issues and stake out clear positions that will shape the Democratic primary. In Speaker Quinn's absence, other candidates will still be afforded the opportunity to rebut her public positions on key questions. This is a major news event not to be missed.

WHERE: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, NYC

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28 3:30 to 5:00 PM


  1. Why do you have 5pm as the start time if you write it will begin at 4 and end at 5????

    Quinn is making a big mistake.

  2. I didn't see 5PM as start time. I can't see any way Weiner shows to this one. He wants a debate on education as much as Quinn does.

    1. I was wrong-- Weiner just agreed to participate.

  3. I just saw the time say "to 5". Very strange way to write it. It should say "From 4 to 5".

    Make sure they ask Weiner about wanting teachers to pay more towards health in order to get a raise. We already pay into it. And what other givebacks is he planning????

  4. The minute Randi endorsed Thompson, Quinn knew the UFT endorsement will follow. She should still be there clamoring the fact that Thompson is aligned with King and Tisch. The candidates should make that fact front and center. The NYTimes has a piece of Cynthia Nixon uses her connections to get celebrities on board with DiBlasio. She has some big names already signed on.


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