In New York City, a lawsuit was filed last month to prevent charter schools from sharing space with public schools. While Mayor Bill de Blasio opposed co-locations during his campaign, he wants to assess each school’s record before denying them space.
A New York Post editorial discusses why this is a smart move for de Blasio:
Fact is, schools have shared space for decades. But the teachers union, threatened by charters that outperform traditional, union-run schools, thinks it can squash the competition by depriving it of real estate.
We’ve backed charters because they offer hope to students and parents stuck in failing public schools. But even if de Blasio doesn’t agree, it still makes sense for him to look at each school’s record before letting a court starve them to death by denying them space.