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City school debates head north to Albany

Mayor and governor take sides in pre-K, charter rallies in capital

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  • reg131 posted at 10:11 am on Fri, Mar 7, 2014.

    reg131 Posts: 34

    I am delighted to see such turmoil within the democratically run State and City governments. This is a wonderful example of a dog biting his own tail. I am going to sit back and see how this fiasco unfolds.

    The democratic DiBlasio, who claims to care deeply for the deprived and underprivileged (his tale of two cities garbage) has turned on the very people he says he is championing. We all know that his push to rid the community of charter schools is probably predicated on the fact that his union buddies are pushing him to do so.

    New York State's school budget is in the billions and now they want to tax "the rich" even more? I hope "the rich" realize what they voted for when they voted in DiBlasio. I would venture to say that even Ms. Moskowitz voted for DiBlasio - and now all the in-fighting begins. People are leaving the state faster than you can say "Nanny-State!" With a lagging economy, more entitlements than you can shake a stick at, no jobs, some of the highest property taxes and energy costs in the nation, over regulation and now DiBlasio sees fit to take more??? Sad state of affairs.

    Charter schools should be left alone. What is the down side of a charter school? Is there any? Are we not free to operate a business in this country without the interference of government? Apparently not. What next on the chopping block - parochial schools? When does the interference end? And what is the push for universal Pre-K. More nannyism? Charter schools have shown to be an improvement in students' scores, education and well-being. So why would you look to destroy that, other than the money grab and unions' outcry? If DiBlasio really cared about the underprivileged he'd leave well enough alone. Let's call it what it is......cronyism at its finest!