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New York City Charter Schools

Public School Apartheid in Harlem

Allison Fine | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Allison Fine

At some point, we tacitly consented to the notion that providing only 20 percent of the children in Harlem, those that win the lottery and go to charter schools, with adequate teachers, equipment and food, is a morally acceptable public policy.

Joy Resmovits

How Bill De Blasio May Be Helping Charter Schools More Than Some Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Last fall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) waged his successful populist campaign in part on reversing his predecessor Michael Bloo...

De Blasio: First Do No Harm

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.07.2014 | New York
Kevin P. Chavous

This week thousands of parents and students marched to save their schools and fight for the right of every child to receive a quality education. The march was in response to the mayor's newly announced charter school co-location policy.

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Continue Dramatic Growth Despite Controversies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Charter schools remain the subject of intense debate, particularly in New York City, where incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) won on a plat...

Controversial Charter Chain Wants To Open 100 NY Schools

| Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman WILLIAMSBURG — The controversial charter network Success Academy plans to open 100 New York schools in the next decade, DNAin...

NYC Elementary And Middle Schools Post Mediocre Grades On City's Progress Reports

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

A record 217 New York City elementary and middle schools received grades of F, D or a third consecutive C on the city’s annual progress reports, pla...

New Orleans Charter Schools Need to Respect Teachers' Experience, Students' Dignity

John Thompson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education
John Thompson

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the New Orleans Recovery School District has reacted to "minor rule violations by forcibly handcuffing children to furniture, brutally slamming them, banishing them from their schools and cutting short their education."