Charter Association Blasts Mayor de Blasio’s Statements on the Charter School Cap

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The leader of the New York State’s charter school association today criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for statements he made on the charter school cap.
 
For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
Charter Association Blasts Mayor de Blasio’s
Statements on the Charter School Cap
 
Albany, NY – The leader of the New York State’s charter school association today criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for statements he made on the charter school cap.
 
 “Mayor de Blasio essentially told 50,000 kids on charter school wait lists and their parents to sit down and be quiet,” said Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans.
 
At a news conference yesterday, de Blasio said that he doesn’t see the need for lifting the cap on the number of charter schools that can open in the city. The mayor said there is a “balance right now that makes sense.”
 
“There’s hardly a balance when 50,000 kids are on wait lists and ten of thousands more are stuck in failing schools. The only thing that makes sense is to provide more good options for school children in New York City. There shouldn’t be a cap on opportunity.”
 
“New York City’s charter schools are working,” Rosenkrans continued. “We need encourage their growth, not stunt it.”
 
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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