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UFT Co-Location Lawsuit Must Be Stopped

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) filed a lawsuit to halt New York City's plan to continue charter school co-locations after Mayor Mike Bloomberg leaves office. According to AM New York, this lawsuit shows the UFT is fearful that Bloomberg will cement his education policies after he leaves office and make them irreversible:

At the same time, growth trends favor the charters - which have generally shown positive educational results. Parents love the schools. The waiting list for a slot in one of the city's 159 charter schools is now about 53,000 pupils. Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is promising to double the number of charters in the city if he's elected.

None of which augurs especially well for the UFT.

Read the full opinion article here.

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