City council committee puts the brakes on charter school expansion

Friday, August 1, 2014

A City Council committee has come out swinging against a slew of city charter schools set to open in 2015 and beyond, saying they are poorly regulated and their expansion should be halted.

Ten City Council members who make up the Education Committee signed a letter urging the State University of New York to stop the planned schools.

“We oppose any further expansion of charter schools,” reads the letter that will be sent Thursday to SUNY. “Hold off on authorizing new charter schools until you address the lack of oversight and accountability.”

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