Thousands rally in support of charter schools in NYC

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thousands of parents, students and educators took part in a rally Tuesday in support of New York City’s charter schools.

Wearing shirts that said “Charter Schools Are Public Schools” and “My Child, My Choice,” protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall.

Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

“We’re really excited to have parents from across the city standing unified for a demand that great schools, particularly great public charter schools, deserve support in the next administration,” organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families for Excellent Schools said.

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