By Brooklyn Reader

March 3, 2014, 11:46 am

 

(l to r) State Senator Dean Skelos and Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Charter Schools

(l to r) State Senator Dean Skelos and Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Charter Schools

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said he was outraged at Mayor de Blasio’s decision to cancel classroom space for three of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter schools this fall that were approved last year by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reported the New York Post.

“What the mayor is doing is unconscionable,” Skelos said on Sunday, and he vowed to address the plight of New York City charters in future budget talks.

De Blasio said he’s reversing poor decisions made by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

Meanwhile, Success Charter Schools CEO Eva Moskowitz canceled classes on Tuesday at her 22 schools to stage “the largest civic field trip in history” in which hundreds of parents and students will be bused to Albany to protest the move.

Queens City Councilmember Daniel Dromm responded by saying that Moskowitz’s decision to hold a field trip rally was another example of the CEO using kids as pawns in her effort to privatize public schools and get rich, reported The Daily News.

“She offered no suggestion as to what type of instruction those students who have no choice but to stay home will receive,” Dromm said.

“Moskowitz’s attitude exemplifies all that is wrong with her approach to education. She sees children as pawns in her effort to privatize public schools and to enrich herself.”

 

 

 


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One Response

  1. Anni

    Dean Skelos has absolutely no idea what he is talking about! Has he read all of those building impact statements?? At least one of those co-locations would have pushed the building to 130% capacity, and the neighborhood school would have lost therapy, counseling, art & music rooms to accommodate this charter. Senator Skelos would do better to hold everyone’s feet to the fire to support families and improve (rather than undermine) our DOE schools – make government accountable for the schools it ITSELF operates.

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