StudentsFirstNY Statement on Budget Deal that Acknowledges Charter Success

StudentsFirstNY Statement on Budget Deal that Acknowledges Charter Success

 

"New York made history by investing in both district and charter schools in a manner that will dramatically assist in educating public school children. Thanks to the leadership of Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Flanagan, Coalition Leader Klein and Speaker Heastie, New York's children will be one step closer to a brighter future and a stronger education. The increased rental assistance means that charters can invest the resources they were spending on facilities back into classrooms. Charters have been educating kids at 75 cents on the dollar with better outcomes for far too long, and the fact that Albany's leaders are acknowledging that success by working to close the funding gap is greatly appreciated," said StudentsFirstNY Executive Director Jenny Sedlis.

 
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