If Mayor Bill de Blasio does not continue the plans to open or expand 30 charter schools in New York City, more than 5,600 students could lose their opportunity at a better education.
According to the New York Daily News:
The disputed charter schools were approved under Mayor Bloomberg in 2013 and would share space with district-run schools in city buildings, an arrangement the new mayor has said he opposes.
Education Department spokesman Devon Puglia contradicted Families for Excellent School’s findings, saying that only 2,300 students would be affected if the charters are scuttled.
De Blasio has said he will review plans for the new and expanded charter schools on a case-by-case basis.
Families who are counting on seats for their kids at the disputed charter schools will demonstrate at City Hall Thursday.