This month, New York State approved 17 new city charter schools to open over the next few years. Sadly, they could be among the last.
Sometime in 2015, New York State will have to stop approving new charters. That’s not because these schools haven’t proven themselves (their achievement often far exceeds that of the districts they reside in). It’s not because there isn’t enough demand (50,000 families are on waitlists).