Bill de Blasio, the leading candiate for New York City mayor, has clearly stated his positions on charter schools. He wants to charge rent for charter schools and stop the co-location of charter schools in public school buildings.
Charter school leaders, who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday to raise awareness of their plight, are quietly preparing for life under a possible Mayor de Blasio. According to The New York Times, some concerns from the charter school community have been addressed with de Blasio, but many others are still outstanding:
Many charter school leaders remain uneasy about Mr. de Blasio's plans. Some have started preparing for a City Hall that is resistant to their efforts. They are seeking donations in case they are forced to pay rent, freezing hiring plans and prodding teachers and students to speak out.