February 13, 2013
By Robert Jackson
Education is the key to opportunity. It was my salvation, as it has been for so many others. That’s why I fight every day to make sure every one of our 1.1 million public school students receives the best education possible, and the same opportunity to succeed in life as I had.
It is also why I am honored to have the support in my campaign for Manhattan Borough President of our hard-working teachers and dedicated school staff. In announcing the endorsement of its 200,000 members today, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said:
"Robert Jackson understands personally the power of education and has fought to make sure every child has the chance for the best education possible. From suing the state and walking 150 miles to Albany to fix a school aid formula that was cheating our public school children to standing up against unfair school closures and budget cuts, Robert Jackson has fought tirelessly for our children, their parents and the entire school community. He knows how to get things done and has a record to prove it.
"Robert has worked hard for everything he has achieved. He is a leader we can trust, who will stand on principle, bring people together and be a great Borough President of Manhattan. The 200,000 members of the UFT are excited to endorse Robert Jackson.”