Landmark IBO Study Finds Fiscal Inequity

There’s one burning question that has hung around NYC’s charter schools debate for years: what amount of public resources do charters have to work with, compared to district schools? Are they doing more with less, or taking more than their share? The question is enormously important for questions about fairness…

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Serve all kids? Make me! (UFT Hypocrisy, Part II)

Monday we blogged about the UFT’s selective outrage over enrollment differences: somehow they never get around to protesting in TriBeCa. This morning’s Daily News reports that the union also ignores differences at its own charter school:The teachers union's campaign to force charter schools to enroll as many high-needs students as…

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Circle 8, Trench 5

Last week, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation reported on the astonishing inequality between public schools across the United States. There are 2,817 schools in the United States in which fewer than 5 percent of students live in poverty; in some areas one in four white children attend such schools.The Fordham…

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Lobby Day in the News

In a Daily News Op-Ed this morning, charter school parent (and Lobby Day emcee) Valerie Babb* has strong words for state lawmakers: ”We're tired of seeing our kids treated like second-class students when it comes to funding.”More accounts of yesterday's events:Gotham Schools: “Hundred of parents of charter school students from…

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Lobby Day Highlights

Yesterday’s rally in Albany sent a big, loud, proud message about the importance of public charter schools. Among the highlights:-Thousands of charter school parents, students, teachers, and younger siblings pouring into Convention Hall with caps, shirts, banners, and pre-planned chants. -An overriding tone of pride and respectful concern ñ some…

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Lobby Day: Charter Schools Rally in Albany

Today's the day! Over 3,000 charter school parents, students, teachers, and supporters are on their way to Albany to send lawmakers a loud and clear message: charter schools are public schools and deserve nothing less than fair treatment! Watch this space for updates.

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