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Former NYC Schools Chancellor Praises Bloomberg’s Education Policies

Former NYC Schools Chancellor and StudentsFirstNY Board Chair Joel Klein will be giving a speech at the annual meeting of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools today. His speech will discuss the positive impacts of the Bloomberg administration's school policies while noting that most current mayoral candidates have a "complete lack of courage" on education.

According to a copy of prepared remarks reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Klein plans to say:

“It saddens me to see, as we approach the end of the Bloomberg administration, a complete lack of courage among most of the candidates running to replace him when it comes to choice in education" 

Although Mr. Klein does not name any specific candidates in his speech, he warns against turning back the clock on school choice by undoing the practice of offering charter schools free space in traditional public schools.

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