State budget calls for more charter schools in state, BK

BROOKLYN - There will be more charter schools in Brooklyn and the rest of New York if the state's $1.21 billion budget is passed for next year.The budget calls for 100 additional charter schools in the state and up to 50 for the city alone. Governor Spitzer (D-NY) and state lawmakers agreed to eliminate the cap set in 1998 and double the number of charter schools to 200. The governor and Republicans were reportedly looking for a total of 250 charter schools.Under the budget plan, there will also be $22 million in aid for traditional schools that lose students to charter schools. The State Board of Regents will determine which schools are granted charters and will take input from local taxpayers.It's expected that the final budget that is passed will eliminate the governor's plan to give parents who pay private and public school tuition a tax deduction. The budget will also create a fund for stem cell research.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
The young and the old were encouraged to 2 Group holds shredding event to prevent identity theft
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his executive budget 3 Mayor announces 2018 executive budget
4 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
A Supreme Court case between rival drug companies 5 Consumer Alerts: Generic drugs, Tesla delays, dog food

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.