Assemblyman Peter Rivera perspectives on education
He made head-line news this week for firing his top aide Guillermo Martinez, President of the Latino Society over the controversy about Latino Agenda Report, but Assemblyman Peter Rivera (D-NY) 76th District interviewed on InsightNY earlier in May 2010 discussed other issues such as the importance of parental involvement in education and having a pool of Latino candidates ready to run for city and state-wide races.
He’s the most senior Latino member of the State Assembly elected in 1992, serving in the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. A former police officer and detective, Assemblyman Rivera is an attorney, graduated from St. John’s Law School. Shortly after becoming the Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo appointed him to one of his transition teams.