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New York Teacher

Every argument UFT President Michael Mulgrew used to illustrate how charter schools “drain the lifeblood from public schools” was valid and accurate [President’s Perspective, May 2]. That is why I am puzzled by the UFT’s organizing efforts in New York City charter schools.

Can we legitimately afford to assist these institutions, even indirectly, as they undermine our efforts to provide a quality education for all students, especially now when charters seem to be gaining ground? That is counterproductive and contradicts our expressed position on charters as an adversary to our efforts.

Robert Rubalsky, retired

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