Skip to comments.Thousands Rally In Support Of Charter Schools In NYC [no to Bill de Blasio]
Posted on 10/08/2013 3:03:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
(subtitled, "Many Upset Over Proposals By Dem. Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio")
As many as 17,000 parents, students and educators took part in a rally Tuesday in support of New York Citys charter schools.
Wearing shirts that said Charter Schools Are Public Schools and My Child, My Choice, protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall.
Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools...
Im here to fight for the charter schools, parent Mike Toney told CBS 2's Marcia Kramer. I think Bill de Blasio should change his mind. I voted for him the first time, I dont think Im going to vote for him the next time.
Im marching for kids like my son Joey, who are stuck in a school, not doing well and parents that are looking for other options, parent Joe Herrera told WCBS 880's Alex Silverman.
Charter schools are special, another parent told 1010 WINS Stan Brooks.
Why penalize us by charging us rent when were already underfunded, a mother told Silverman.
Bill de Blasio, he needs to calm down and give our kids a break, parent Sheila Snipes added. It should be equal for everybody.
De Blasio also wants to charge charters rent for government-owned space. But school operators said theyll be forced to close their door if they have to pay rent.
Your school may not be able to afford rent, and frankly, if youre in fourth grade without a current middle school, you may be forced into a zone school thats not meeting your needs, Kittredge said.
Kittredge said he hopes the march will send a message to the mayoral candidate.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Charter school teachers, kids and parents gather in Cadman Plaza for rally and march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)
Voted for him once, ‘probably’ won’t vote for him next time? Yeah, right. Brand name is everything in the libtard mind.
Whooda ever thunk...ultra liberal New York rallying for PRIVATE education. ‘Bout time they wised up.
This surprises me as much as the huge crowds in France otesting against gay marriage.
Another reason for the Separation of School and State.
I was trying to find a different article, which links de Blase’s position to his being a bought and paid for lackey of the teachers’ union.
I suppose, but I’d settle for banishment of teachers unions and dissolution of their dept of education.
In Hebrew school you learn Judaism. In Catholic school you learn Catholicism. In Lutheran school you learn Lutheranism.
What do you learn in government school?
Charter schools . . . The other 3rd rail of American politics.
You've gone 99% of the way. Go the last 1%.
Thanks for the ping!
Of course they'll vote for him - his opponent is - gasp - a Republican! And DeBlasio's son has such a cool afro! Then they'll be surprised when DeBlasio does exactly what he has promised for his real bosses, the teachers' union.