Published on February 28th, 20140
Choking charter schools is cheating underprivileged kids
By unilaterally reversing co-location for several charter schools, including one that has existed since 2008, Mayor de Blasio just snatched the building blocks of upward social mobility from the hands of underprivileged children.
Co-located charter schools must share rent-free space with non-charter public schools, in part because charters receive significantly less operating funds per student and zero funds for bricks and mortar.
Alternative schools like charters and parochial schools can succeed where traditional public schools fail, and they deserve our support. But de Blasio is attacking them.
Source: The New York Post. Read full article. (link)