Under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, it seemed charter schools and the City would be friends ’till the end.
But in a 180-degree reversal of Bloomberg’s policies, De Blasio says he will no longer allow charter schools to share space in public school buildings, reported the New York Post.
“There will be a moratorium on closures and co-locations,” the mayor said on WNYC radio.
The announcement comes just days after the mayor’s proposal to cut $210 million from a charter construction fund, which would allow charter schools to build their own space, should they not be able to co-locate.
Mayor De Blasio shared these plans and a series of other bad-news announcements for charter schools, including:
* Turning down $70 million in philanthropic dollars, because private donors put up one dollar for every two paid out by the city for charter-school construction.
*Charging rent to some existing charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed.
* Possibly rescinding co-locations that were approved last year under Bloomberg
It looks like that BFF relationship New York City had with charter schools may be coming to an end.