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PTA Groups for the Best-funded Public Schools Raise $53 Million

In an analysis of tax documents by Families for Excellent Schools, PTA groups from NYC's 30 best-funded public schools collectively raised $53 million over the past five years.

However, PTA groups in less-affluent neighborhoods have struggled to raise money for public school programs.

New York Daily News reports:

The parent leadership council at Coney Island Prep charter school has been unable to raise anything for school programs, said parent Joe Herrera, who is also the group’s vice president. A proposal by mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio to charge charter schools rent would only pinch the school more, he said.

“If we had to pay rent, it would make the inequality worse,” Herrera said.

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