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UFT analysis reveals 50,000 charter seats now approved but not filled; union calls for freeze on charter expansions

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Rather than raise the existing charter cap, legislators should halt planned growth; then hold charters accountable for admission and discipline policies and how they spend public dollars. The charter sector in New York City receives about $2.1 billion a year in public funds, a total that could jump by nearly $1 billion more with the already approved expansions.

Read UFT President Michael Mulgrew's op-ed in the Daily News »

Read the proposed charter transparency legislation »

This bill would provide enhanced transparency and accountability of charter schools in regards to enrollment targets, discipline policies, management and operation of the charter school, charter reserve funds, charter facilities rental aid payments, information disseminated to parents regarding probationary status, and residency dispute issues.

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