Charter schools have been enormously successful in New York. The state cap on their number has been reached, but Governor Cuomo is calling on the legislature to lift it. Raising the cap on charters would be a boon to families across the city, for whom these schools offer precious educational opportunities.
The Facts You Need to Know
Public: Charter schools are public schools that operate independently of the city Department of Education. Read more.
Minorities: Charter schools in New York City serve an overwhelmingly minority student population. Read more.
Performance: Charter students in New York City have outperformed their peers in district schools on state reading and math tests. Read more.
“Children only get one chance at school, and by opposing charter expansion, the mayor has already squandered precious time for too many children.”
To the CEC members trying to deny parents information about charter schools, these parents say NO. Dozens of charter school parents rallied outside Tweed to say they want to receive mailers about their options. #ParentsNeedToKnow pic.twitter.com/42nYhvnYAq— StudentsFirstNY (@StudentsFirstNY) April 15, 2019
The Past is Present
“New York State should remove restrictions on charter schools’ growth.”
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