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Why parents want out of de Blasio-run schools
New York Post / By Post Editorial Board
Originally published: 1.18.2017

Some 1,100 charter parents rallied in Albany on Wednesday, urging lawmakers to protect the public schools that are delivering hope and opportunity in many of New York’s toughest neighborhoods.

NYC charter school families rally for support
Times Union
Originally published: 1.18.2017

ALBANY — Families from New York City traveled to the Capitol on Wednesday for #PathtoPossible Day of Action to support charter schools.

Advocacy group claims NYC charter schools serve more needy students
New York Daily News / By Ben Chapman
Originally published: 12.19.2016

City charter schools serve more economically needy students and enroll a more financially diverse group of children than traditional public schools, a report from a pro-charter lobbying group shows.

Time’s up for de Blasio’s failed plan to fix failed schools
New York Post / By Jeremiah Kittredge
Originally published: 12.6.2016

Mayor de Blasio’s own allies, principals union president Ernie Logan and Public Advocate Tish James, have now joined a chorus of critics slamming his large, expensive gamble with New York City’s Renewal Schools as a failure. And with good reason.

Charting a course to integration: Let charter schools help
New York Daily News / By Eva Moskowitz
Originally published: 12.7.2016

According to a 2014 study by the UCLA Civil Rights Project, New York City’s schools are the most segregated in the entire nation. To fix this problem, we need to set aside petty squabbles and work together.

City Hall must stop denying space to great new schools
New York Post / By Ruben Diaz Sr.
Originally published: 11.30.2016

When I moved to New York City from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, I knew the key to opportunity was going to be a good education.

To be sure, I cared deeply as a young man about health care, economic opportunity and poverty. But my ability to rise through the ranks as a Hispanic leader in New York City in order to tackle those issues was only possible because I was able to get an education that prepared me for the challenges ahead.

Education Op-Ed: Success Academy Mom Asks De Blasio To Do Right Thing
Kings County Politics / By Jeanette Squires-James
Originally published: 11.30.2016

It’s really a simple problem with an obvious solution: Success Academy needs three middle school buildings in Brooklyn so that it can have full, grade 5-8 middle schools. Yet, despite the Mayor knowing this, his proposal falls short by hundreds of seats for middle school students like my son.

De Blasio embraces ‘separate and unequal’ for city schools
New York Post / By Post Editorial Board
Originally published: 11.18.2016

Now we know: Mayor de Blasio is sticking by his policy on charter schools — “separate and unequal.”

That’s the thrust of the city’s offer of 1,000 middle-school seats to Success Academy, which needs 1,700 to accommodate all its kids.