Nearly 20,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Park on Tuesday demanding support for charter schools. They are marching to keep charter schools open and to bring their plight to the attention of Bill de Blasio, who wants to stop charter schools from expanding across New York City.
The New York Post supported the march, and wrote the following in an editorial:
Though de Blasio styles himself a defender of the underprivileged, he is working against these families by calling for charters to pay rent and for a moratorium on placing charters in unused space in traditional schools.
These are charter-killers, and de Blasio pushes them for a simple reason: Charters are good schools, and the teachers unions don't like good schools outside their control.