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Charter school profits

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 1:06 pm, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

Dear Editor:

How is it that there is incessant TV advertising by a mysterious pro-charter school group 10 or 20 times a day that must cost 4 or 5 million dollars, but charters cannot find the money to construct or rent their own facilities!?

In effect a huge amount of New York City children, admittedly from less-advantaged neighborhoods, are getting the equivalent of segregated private school classes that the taxpayers are funding and these schools are not under public scrutiny. They cannot even be financially audited by the city whose residents are footing the bill, and who are generally outraged at some of the salaries taken by charter school executives! Calling your school a “not-for-profit” obviously doesn’t mean you are not reaping a cash bonanza at the expense of the taxpayers. Outrageous!

Dave Shlakman
Howard Beach

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