Patrick Hannaford is an Australian-born writer currently researching education policy at a think tank based in Washington, DC. Before moving to the US, he worked in the office of an Australian Senator and for Melbourne based free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs.
After assuming office in January, Mayor Bill de Blasio wasted no time mounting his assault on New York City’s charter schools. His recent decision to pull the plug on three previously approved charter schools has drawn praise from teachers unions.
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