By More than Two to One, New York City Voters Want More Charter Schools

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Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said: “It could not be more clear – New York City's families want more better schools and see charters as a real option for their children. Every elected official should follow Governor Cuomo’s example and support charters and the parents who want them.
 
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
By More than Two to One, New York City Voters Want More Charter Schools, New Poll Shows
State Leaders Must the Heed the Call: Parents Want More High-Quality Options
 
Albany, NY – By more than two to one, New York City voters want more charter schools, a new Quinnipiac poll released today shows.
 
Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said:
 
“It could not be more clear – New York City's families want more better schools and see charters as a real option for their children. Every elected official should follow Governor Cuomo’s example and support charters and the parents who want them.
 
“Albany should not only lift the cap on charter schools in the city but should also help charters grow and thrive by making sure charter children receive fair funding for their schools and for their schools’ facilities.
 
“Charters are doing well with one hand tied behind their back. Imagine what they could do with a level playing field. There should not be a cap on hope and opportunity.
 
“The poll is also a message to the status quo defenders to end their antagonistic, destructive and hyperbolic rhetoric. Parents want more strong options – let’s work every day to provide them. ”
 
Yesterday charter students and educators dramatized the lack of facilities funding with a Classroom Without Walls at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan. Charter students are the only public school students in New York State who receive no public funds for their facilities.
 
The Quinnipiac poll found:
 
· 58% of voters are dissatisfied with New York City public schools vs. 25% who are satisfied
· 43% want more charter schools, vs. 17% who want fewer; 31% say the number should stay the same.
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network:
The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
 
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