Statement on De Blasio Administration's $210M Cut to Charter School Facilities Funding by Northeast Charter Schools Network President Bill Phillips
Albany, NY – Tonight, significant cuts to funding for charter school facilities in New York City were announced by the De Blasio administration. In response, Northeast Charter Schools Network President Bill Phillips made the following statement:
"Educational homelessness for public charter school students is now the official policy of the De Blasio administration," Phillips said.
"Today's actions will only deepen the inequality faced by charter students: they receive virtually zero facilities funds from the state and drastically less per-pupil funding than their friends and neighbors who attend district schools. If the De Blasio administration takes away funding for construction along with access to vacant space in public school buildings, the cold hard reality is that tens of thousands of New York City students will be denied a chance for a better education."
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 so that all students can receive a great public education.