StudentsFirstNY Response to Mayor de Blasio's Budget Testimony Regarding Charter School Funding

This morning, Mayor de Blasio announced his opposition to Governor Cuomo's charter school funding proposal. StudentsFirstNY Executive Director Jenny Sedlis made the following statement in response to Mayor de Blasio's testimony:
"Governor Cuomo understands that all children are equal, and his budget proposal clearly demonstrates his commitment to fighting for all students. Mayor de Blasio, by contrast, doesn't seem to get that he has a responsibility to educate all kids. Mayor de Blasio shouldn't be advocating against charter students, most of whom come from the city's lowest income communities. It's time to start treating charter school students fairly," said StudentsFirstNY Executive Director Jenny Sedlis.

Michael Nitzky

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