Diane Ravitch, an outspoken critic of the Bloomberg administration’s school policies, is helping Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio plan his inauguration, according to de Blasio’s transition team.
Ravitch is among dozens of people named to de Blasio’s “inaugural committee” of local leaders and donors. Together, the team will ensure that the inaugural festivities next month mark “an inauguration for all New Yorkers,” in keeping with de Blasio’s populist campaign.
The committee also includes Yvette Aguirre, the retired principal of P.S. 24 in Brooklyn, and Mili Bonilla, a longtime parent activist with the Coalition for Educational Justice.
A separate committee, the “honorary inaugural committee,” includes a number of union leaders. But Michael Mulgrew and the United Federation of Teachers, which did not endorse de Blasio in the primary, are not on the list.
Read about de Blasio’s transition team, a group of policy advisors that also includes critics of Bloomberg-era school policies.