NYC Schools Capital Budget Shifts to Prioritize Preschool Classrooms over Charter School Co-Location

A quick Saturday post…

New York City’s new school chancellor has indicated a significant shift in priorities.  Yesterday as she described the school district’s capital improvement budget, she prioritized making sure there are enough preschool classrooms by taking money from the budget line formerly designated to prepare spaces for locating privately managed charters in public buildings.

The NY Times reports:  “The chancellor, Carmen Fariña, in describing the Education Department’s $12.8 billion capital plan, said she would seek to redirect $210 million that had been reserved for classroom space for charter schools and other nonprofit groups. The money, spread out over five years, would instead be used to create thousands of new prekindergarten seats…”

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4 thoughts on “NYC Schools Capital Budget Shifts to Prioritize Preschool Classrooms over Charter School Co-Location

  1. It’s great to hear some news such as this and to see someone really supporting the UPK for the benefit of the kids. Its time to put that budget into something worth spending and that is the future of these kids who want to learn but are not really capable to go to school because of financial problem.

  2. Pingback: Governor Cuomo Orchestrated Charter School Deal at Behest of Campaign Supporters | janresseger

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