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
Racist Remarks by Success Academy Board Chair are Not Reflective of New York's Charter School Community
The charter school movement exists in New York because dedicated and courageous educators, parents and political leaders know it is necessary to forge a new path forward if we are to help every child succeed in the classroom.Read more