Charters In NY

Very good overview in the Times about where things stand on the charter cap in NY. NYC Chancellor Joel Klein:

“To me it’s unimaginable that we wouldn’t be allowed to create more charter schools,” Mr. Klein said in an interview. “It’s not like you’ve got a whole bunch of high-performing schools in the South Bronx or in central Brooklyn. What you’ve got is a whole bunch of long-term failures in the system, and an opportunity to bring in new blood and new talent.”

He’s right, but the potential for a side-deal that gives the city more charters but cuts off the state is still a concern, it’s a short term win with long-term adverse consequences.

Disclosure: Along with Northstar’s Norm Atkins, Eduwonk just joined the board of directors of NYCSA.

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