Class Size Matters & New York Charter Parents Association have just posted an online petition against S7678, the bill introduced Friday in the NY State Senate which would more than double the
cap on charter schools, without necessary protections against the abuse of power, fraud, misuse of public funds, or protection of parent and student rights.
As charter parents, we are supportive of public school choice, however, no system is perfect. We can improve the charter school system if we enact real reforms.
This bill does not provide the charter school reform we need for our children. The bill would continue to bar the State Comptroller from auditing charter schools’ use of public
funds, would continue to allow profit-making enterprises to make money from operating charter schools, would not require schools to post their charter and by-laws online, would not allow the state to take over a charter school when the board is incompetent and dysfunctional AND would allow charters to send their special education students off-site for services.
It would also let the DOE continue pitting parent against parent and dividing communities in battles over scarce resources and space.
Please go to this link now to sign the petition
When you sign the petition, it automatically sends a copy to the Governor and your State legislators.
Please call your state senator or assemblyman at:
Senate: The toll free no. is 1-877-255-9417 and press 2
Assembly: the toll free no. is 1-877-255-9417 and press 3.
Also please contact:
Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver
518-455-3791 or 212-312-1420
Senator John Sampson, Democratic Conference Leader
518- 455-2788 or 718- 649-7653
And please forward this message to others who care.