New York City's mayoral election less than a month away, and charter school advocates are amplifying their message and criticism for Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio. Fresh from a 20,000-person march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, charter school operators and supporters are now bringing their message to the media.
An article in the New York Post interviewed several charter school supporters, and the message from everyone was the same: if Bill de Blasio is elected mayor, then many of the city's top-performing schools will likely have to close. StudentsFirstNY's Executive Director Jenny Sedlis said the city should embrace these schools instead of limiting student choice:
"With 50,000 families on waiting lists for charter schools, we should be looking for ways to expand, not limit, quality school options," said Jenny Sedlis, executive director of StudentsFirstNY.