State Charter School Association to Governor Cuomo: Don't forget, charter schools around the state continue to face major inequities

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For Immediate Release: January 3, 2018 

Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 

State Charter School Association to Governor Cuomo: Don't forget, charter schools around the state continue to face major inequities

Albany, NY – The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State address.

Northeast Charter Schools Network New York State Director Andrea Rogers said, “We applaud Governor Cuomo for highlighting inequities between schools within districts. We've been saying it for years: children are not worth more or less based on the school they attend. It's important to remember that charter schools are public schools serving an overwhelmingly disadvantaged student population. Let's help them too.

"Charter schools know first-hand how devastating funding disparities can be, and how frustrating it is when underfunding is the result of illogical state policies. Some New York City charters and all charters outside of New York City still do not receive basic facilities funding. This happens on top of receiving less in operating aid. 
"The Governor wants to champion a fair and progressive agenda. What could be more fair than leveling the educational playing field for all public school children, in districts and charters, from Buffalo to Syracuse to Long Island? The time to end this inequity is now."

 About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 300 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools. 

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