On Tuesday, NYC's charter school supporters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to garner attention in the mayoral election. Bill de Blasio, the leading candidate for mayor, supports policies that takes funds away from the publicly-funded charter schools across the city.
The march garnered the attention of de Blasio's opponent Joe Lhota, a supporter of charter schools. But according to the New York Daily News, de Blasio was nowhere to be found:
Families there were more interested in sending a message to frontrunner Bill de Blasio, who has vowed if elected to reverse the city's policy of giving charters free space.
"We won't vote for de Blasio if he doesn't support charters," said Manhattan fashion worker Mohamed Ba, 47, whose daughter attends Harlem Success Academy 1. "If he crosses charter schools, he's making a big mistake."