New York Communities for Change, formerly known as ACORN, has withdrawn its anti-charter school lawsuit against the City, reported The Post.
The group was a key ally of Mayor Bill de Blasio when he was fighting charter schools earlier this year. But now that the mayor’s position has softened on charter schools– and some claim it has made a 180-degree change– NYCC has decided to move lock-step with the mayor.
“It’s hypocritical. It shows they’re not about the kids,” said Mona Davids, head of the NYC Parents Union, a plaintiff in the suit, along with Public Advocate Letitia James, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and some 70 parents and advocates.
The suit, which was filed last Wednesday, sought to overturn 36 school co-locations the mayor had approved weeks prior in city-owned buildings, including 14 charter schools .
According to the paper, NYCC declined comment.