Skip to comments.Tale of two rallies as 11,000 parents & kids fight for charter schools in NY
Posted on 03/05/2014 11:44:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
It was a tale of two rallies with Mayor de Blasio getting schooled by Gov. Cuomo.
An overflow crowd of 11,000 charter-school supporters braved Albanys subfreezing weather Tuesday to cheer Cuomo as he blasted the states 200-plus failing public schools and declared that parents deserve a choice in charter schools.
We are here today to tell you that we stand with you, the governor told the huge crowd. You are not alone. We will save charter schools.
Cuomo pledged to ensure that charter schools have the financial capacity, the physical space and the government support to thrive and to grow.
His public promise followed an exclusive report in Tuesdays Post that he privately told a meeting of business leaders last month he would support legislation to provide funds for charters to lease facilities if de Blasio boots them from public-school buildings.
The massive demonstration outside the state Capitol was the largest there in years, despite being scheduled just last week in response to de Blasios eviction of three co-located charter schools.
Meanwhile, de Blasio drew fewer than 1,500 people mainly unionized service workers to a long-planned, nearby rally in support of his tax-the-rich plan to finance pre-kindergarten for all city kids.
The lackluster turnout left the toasty-warm, Washington Street Armory more than half-empty.
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Sorry, NYers, but you made your bed - now lie in it.
This just shows how far left De Blasio is. Cuomo might be a leftist too but he’s not stupid. People are a resource, and they can vote with their feet.