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New York Charter Schools

The Worst Thing About the Brutal 'No Excuses' Success Academy Video

John Thompson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
John Thompson

Would any parent or student -- who had a real choice in terms of learning environments -- settle for a Success Academy school? Above all, why would any person even think about imposing that regimen on other peoples' children, as they do when they engage in the mass charterization of urban schools?

Paul Blumenthal

Hedge Fund Execs Spent Big In New York Elections, Now Likely To Reap Their Reward | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of hedge fund executives aiming to direct more taxpayer money to charter schools pooled their own vast resources to help elect...

Joy Resmovits

Eric Cantor Takes It Easy On De Blasio During Bronx Charter School Visit | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) came to the Bronx Monday to make the case for charter schools and heard his message echoed ...

Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

The Smear Campaign Against Mayor Bill de Blasio

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Perhaps you have seen the headlines and the television interviews about how New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, is closing charter schools, evicting poor minority children, destroying their dreams for the future, and their chance to escape failing public schools. Time for a fact check.

Why I Marched

Sumit Som | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sumit Som

This march was as much about protecting schools that provide low-income children a chance they wouldn't otherwise have, as it is about protecting a new way of supporting teachers to make them masters at their craft.

New York's 4th Charter School Affiliated With Controversial Network

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

The New York State Board of Regents this week approved the application for the Utica Academy of Science Charter School, making it the fourth Gulen Mov...

Which Party Show Strongest Support For Charters In State Assembly?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

In a report released Thursday, the Albany-based Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability rated New York State legislators’ votes on recent b...

SUNY Trustees Expected To Approve Increase In Funding For Controversial NYC Charter School Network

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

The controversial Success Academy Charter Schools network -- founded by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz -- is expected to receive a 50 percent ...

Leaders of New Group Have an "Interest" in Education

Gail Robinson | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Gail Robinson

Increasingly privatized education -- with charters, consultants and competition -- offers more opportunities for investment and profit-making. Its proponents have a special and vested interest in the policies they promote.

How Cheating Cases By Educators At New York Schools Played Out

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was "tricky," and they all changed their answers. A high school co...

Report: U.S. Should Raise Teacher Status And Respect For Profession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Amid a nationwide stir in which teachers' rights are up for discussion, a new report says the U.S. should raise the status of the profession. The M...

Students at Charter High Schools More to Likely to Graduate College

Deborah Dumont | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Dumont

While many charter school studies have focused on short-term gains and test scores, this is the first study that examines why we measure anyway: attainment.

Albany Gets an "F" in Education

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Just when it seemed impossible that our opinion of NY's legislature could get worse, it does. Now, it turns out these people can't even pick up free money in the form of $700 million in federal education funds.

Charter Schools Bill Ignored By Albany, State To Lose $700 Million In Federal Aid | AP File Photo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature in a special session this evening refused to act on a bill Gov. David Paterson said is needed for the state to have a chance at $700 m...

NY's Charter School Laws Rake In Federal Funds

New York Post | YOAV GONENA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York state's position on charter schools has positioned it well to rake in federal funds, according to a new study....