NECSN Responds to NYC Public Advocate Letitia James
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Northeast Charter Schools Network President Kyle Rosenkrans today issued the following response to statements made yesterday by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James regarding charter schools
For Immediate Release: August 27, 2014
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Northeast Charter Schools Network Responds to NYC Public Advocate Letitia James
Albany, NY – Northeast Charter Schools Network President Kyle Rosenkrans today issued the following response to statements made yesterday by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James regarding charter schools:
"The Public Advocate is an experienced attorney who really should know better than to blatantly misrepresent the law and the truth. As a matter of law, exactly zero charter schools are for-profits and you can count on one hand the number of charters that even partner with a for-profit. Ms. James is being disingenuous at best and deceitful at worst if she chooses to ignore the law and the fact that for-profit businesses abound in district-run public education, including a great many to whom the city school system pays significant sums of money every year for textbooks and more.
“Here's another fact: 98 percent of the charters open this school year in New York City are managed by non-profit organizations or groups of educators and community leaders. They are a critical part of the civic fabric of their communities and work closely with families to provide quality schools for their children. New York law since 2010 has prohibited charters from hiring for-profit managers.
“We suggest Ms. James read up on her Moynihan and heed his wise counsel when he said people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts."
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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