On November 18, a civics class was held outside to dramatize the challenges of the more than 49,000 children whose charter schools receive no public funding for their facilities and instead must divert classroom funds to pay rent.
Classroom Without Walls, held inside a tent at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan, represented the 127 charter schools statewide that are forced to divert $118 million out of the classroom to pay rent and facilities costs.
You can read the release on the event here, and our report on New York's building inequality here. Check out highlights from the event below.
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