Earlier this week, the Board of Regents took an unprecedented action against charter school growth by denying not one but two charter school applications. The two proposals, one located in rural Truxton and the other in Mount Vernon, were both high-quality and had been fully vetted by the professional staff at the New York State Education Department and recommended for approval. What’s more, they were set to open in areas of our state where families are desperate for educational choice.
So why would the Board deny these applications? We have some theories, plus some suggestions on a path forward.Read more