Word on the Street: Charter school funding

The charter school debate is heating up in New York City as Mayor de Blasio made a push in Albany today for his universal pre-K

BROOKLYN - The charter school debate is heating up in New York City as Mayor de Blasio made a push in Albany today for his universal pre-K plan amid protests.

The reason some New Yorkers are protesting the mayor is because of his decision to reduce the number of charter schools being offered free rent in public schools. De Blasio is in Albany asking lawmakers to approve a tax hike on wealthy city residents.

His decision to not allow three charter schools to collocate without paying rent has sparked outrage among charter school supporters who see the move as a long-term plan to phase out charter schools. Some residents feel that the charter schools should lose funding, while others say taking money away from them would be bad.

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