By Beth Fertig, SchoolBook
A coalition of community groups laid out what they call their “education roadmap” for the next mayor. Their priorities include greater funding for public schools, more arts and physical education education and a smaller role for standardized tests.
The group, A+ NYC, includes about 50 different nonprofit advocacy, youth service and community based organizations. Members drove a blue school bus around the city, starting last fall, to meet with communities and determine their priorities for the 2013 elections.