Last Tuesday, New York City parents gathered at City Hall to protest the lawsuit against charter schools.
A New York Post editorial discusses the difficulties parents are facing as they try to become more involved in the lawsuit:
They [parents] are also seeking standing to intervene in the case, because they know the aim of the suit is to kill off their kids’ charters. It tells you all you need to know here that, in response, the United Federation of Teachers has filed a brief asking that the parents not be heard.
The editorial goes on to discuss the importance of listening to parents and questions the stance of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña:
So how about it, Chancellor Fariña: Will you speak up for these parents, or let your silence speak for the teachers union?