De Blasio Playing Chicken with Futures of Thousands of NYC Students

Reclaim New York Initiative executive director Brandon Muir provided the following statement in response to Mayor de Blasio’s rally for Mayoral control of public schools today: 

“Mayor de Blasio is playing chicken with the futures of 48,000-plus students waiting for a shot at a better education through charter schools. Parents should be appalled.

“It’s a no-brainer to lift the charter school cap and extend Mayoral control. If the Mayor really cared about improving education quality, he’d encourage Assembly leader Heastie to make the deal with the Senate.

“Albany and the Mayor can prevent added costs for New York City, maintain local control of the school system, and improve education for thousands of kids at the same time. More grandstanding and partisan bickering just risks better results for city students.”