Harlem Parents vs. Charter Schools

nyc_school_protest_bannerParents and public school advocates staged a dramatic protest outside the New York City Department of Education on Tuesday against a bid, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and financed by Wall Street lobbyists, to evict special needs students in order to make room for charter school expansion. Continue Reading →

Harlem Charter Fight Moves to Court (audio)

IMG_0504The controversial founder of the Success Academy charter schools, Eva Moskowitz, said on Monday that her network and a group of parents filed a lawsuit to reverse the city’s decision to block a middle school from opening this fall even as Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would find alternate seats for the 194 children affected. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Boots Charters In City Space

De Blasio State CityNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took off the gloves in his battle with education reformers, rescinding an agreement for the city to share space with several public charter schools. Continue Reading →

Charter Schools Free Ticket Under New NY Mayor-Elect’s Plans May Change

Charter SchoolsOperators of New York City’s publicly financed, privately run charter schools are bracing for changes promised by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio — including the possibility of having to pay rent — that they worry could reverse 12 years of growth enjoyed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Continue Reading →