The New York City Charter School Center announced plans to expand its "Replicating Quality Schools" program to cities across the United States. With experience from setting up charter schools in NYC, the group will aid other cities with charter schools that have asked for assistance. The Center will visit four cities, starting with New Orleans, and run an eight-week program in each city.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been an outspoken advocate of charter schools during his 12 years in office. According to Gotham Schools, it is unlikely that the next mayor of NYC will be as friendly to charter schools:
Elsewhere in the country, the outlook for the publicly financed but privately managed schools is more favorable. So the charter center announced this week that it plans to help charter operators set up new schools in other cities, using a 2011 program for city charter schools that aimed to duplicate as a blueprint.