Charter Association Blasts AQE for Trying to Deny Modest Funding Increase for Charter School Children

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New York State’s charter school association today responded to the AQE for its attack on an extremely modest funding increase for the state’s charter school children included in this year’s state budget.
 
For Immediate Release: Monday, April 27, 2015
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, 518-573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
Charter association blasts AQE for trying to deny modest funding increase for charter school children
 
Albany, NY – New York State’s charter school association today responded to the AQE for its attack on an extremely modest funding increase for the state’s charter school children included in this year’s state budget. AQE is pressuring Long Island lawmakers to deny the students' funding increase.
 
The Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said:
 
“In a year in which we increased district school funding by over a billion dollars, it's inexcusable for AQE to try to take this modest increase from charter school kids. Charter school children already only receive only 75 cents on every educational dollar that children in district schools receive. This limited increase amounts to just over $200 a child.
 
"It's too bad AQE has forgotten that Senators Flanagan and Skelos, in their respective leadership positions, represent children across New York State, not just children on Long Island. This is Civics 101, and AQE's attempt is politics at its worst."
 
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 250 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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