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The Fine Print of the New Teachers Contract

Recently, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed an initiative that would allow 200 schools to be exempted from union and city rules.

According to the New York Post, reforms can be vetoed if two-thirds of schoolteachers and staff members vote against it. Mayor de Blasio believes this will allow schools to be innovative but StudentsFirstNY Executive Director Jenny Sedlis disagrees:

“While Mayor de Blasio hailed these schools as a groundbreaking opportunity to innovate, this policy is neither groundbreaking, nor will it allow for the freedom to innovate that has made charter schools so successful.”

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