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Double victory for Brooklyn school

UFT members, parents and community advocates at PS 335 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn have won a major victory: Not only did they defeat a Department of Education proposal to co-locate a charter elementary school inside their building, but they also...

Together, but unequal

The disparity betwee the student population of public schools and the students in charters has propelled the UFT to fight for charter equity legislation in Albany that requires taxpayer-funded charters to accept and keep comparable numbers of high...

Squeezed out

“Charter advocates spin the tale that you can shoehorn charter schools into public school buildings without any repercussions for the children and staff already in those buildings,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew . “It’s far from the truth.”

Co-location thwarted in Brooklyn

City school officials have withdrawn a controversial proposal to co-locate a charter school at IS 285 Meyer Levin School for the Performing Arts in East Flatbush after the school community and neighborhood groups joined forces to organize a...

‘Looking at losing our heartbeat’

An emotional battle rages over the proposed co-location of a charter school at IS 285 Meyer Levin School for the Performing Arts.

Far Rockaway schools oppose Eva move-in

The planned co-location of a Success Academy Charter School in a Far Rockaway school building that already houses two middle schools and an alternative learning center has roused community opposition.

Cuomo, Wall Streeters seek charter cap boost, ed tax credit

Public schools are once again under threat from Gov . Andrew Cuomo and Wall Street financiers, who are pushing state lawmakers to raise the number of charter schools in New York City and pass an education tax credit that will dramatically lower the...

Three Bronx co-located schools fight another Eva space grab

All the improvement plans of three struggling schools in the Bronx in the city's Renewal Program have been thrown up into the air with the planned co-location in their building of a Success Academy. 

UFT says Cuomo’s proposed requirements for charter schools are too little, too late

The UFT released a district-by-district study of New York City charter schools that showed charters fall far short of enrolling and keeping the neediest and hardest-to-educate students in the city.

Equity and Fairness for All

Charter schools educate fewer high-needs students, yet those that are housed in public school buildings get more capita government school aid. Plus, many charters benefit from hefty amounts of private money.