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NYC Public Advocate Sends Letter of Praise on Charter Schools

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio recently sent a letter of praise to Eva Moskowitz, an operator of charter schools. According to the New York Daily News, the move seems at odds with de Blasio’s general stance on charter schools:

Moskowitz has long been engaged in bitter battle with the public advocate over her school network -- particularly on the issue of co-locating charters within traditional public school buildings. She questioned why, if de Blasio is so intent on reining in charters, he sent a letter praising the schools' work.

"We're glad Bill de Blasio recognizes the great work of our schools, teachers and students, so it begs the question why he repeatedly vows to stop us from serving these very children if he becomes mayor," Moskowitz told the Daily News Tuesday. "New York's schoolchildren need a leader, not a panderer."

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