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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Albany charter school rally to attract hundreds of families demanding expanded funding, removal of location cap

Hundreds of city charter school families will rally in Albany Wednesday to urge lawmakers to boost charter school funding and kill a longstanding legislative limit on the number of charter schools.

Republican State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan will be among the speakers at the annual event organized by charter school lobbying group Families for Excellent Schools, which will take place at the Legislative Office Building.

Families for Excellent Schools CEO Jeremiah Kittredge promised that proponents of the privately-run, publicly-funded schools will make a ruckus.

“Parents are leading the charge in Albany,” said Kittredge. “They’re some of New York’s fiercest activists, and they’ll be making an impassioned case for their children's right to equal funding.”

This year the leaders of the charter school sector are asking for an increase in facilities funding for charter schools, from roughly 20% of typical district per-pupil funding to roughly 30% of district per-pupil funding.


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