Feb. 3, 2023

NYS Capitol... with zombies, of course

Pushing back on charter school expansion

Much of the good news in the governor’s budget plan was overshadowed by a disturbing plan to expand corporate charter schools. NYSUT is pushing back on allowing the return of “zombie” charter schools, or removing geographic caps to further expand charters. “Where public schools unite our communities, charter schools fracture them,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta, noting charter schools are a huge financial burden on home school districts.


Key legislators are already bashing the idea. See below.

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New York State United Teachers
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