In a study that surveyed the nation’s 100 largest school districts, New York City scored an A-minus on an index evaluating school choice and competition. The only city to score higher was New Orleans, which had executed critical education policies following Hurricane Katrina.
According to the New York Post, Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed plans for slowing the growth of charter schools by charging some for rent which could hurt the city’s score on school choice.
Several individuals have spoken out against de Blasio’s policies including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) who is scheduled to give a speech on Wednesday:
“Mayor de Blasio should abandon this plan and allow New York’s charter schools to continue to flourish,” Cantor will say, according to the prepared remarks.