Monthly Archives: September 2009

Remainders: Bloomberg attacks Thompson on charters

Bloomberg’s charter school expansion plan could double space fights, the Times writes. The mayor said Thompson was “awfully quiet” when the charter cap was an issue years ago. Andy Smarick calls Bloomberg’s charter plan an “excellent proposal.” Most New York voters mistakenly think sex-ed is required in the public schools. Mayoral control and Bloomberg’s money … Continue reading

Girls Prep charter wants more space, but doesn’t want a fight

In the tug-of-war between charter school advocates and opponents over building space for the city’s charter schools, emotions frequently churn and bubble over; protests and shouting matches are not unheard of. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way, a team of district and charter school administrators who share a Lower East Side building … Continue reading

Bloomberg calls for lifting charter cap, building more schools

Mayor Bloomberg called for eliminating the state cap on charter schools today and said he would raise millions of dollars for school facilities if he remains in office for a third term. Citing the recent study by Stanford economist Caroline Hoxby, the mayor declared the city’s charter schools an indisputable success and said he would … Continue reading