Parents Want Charters Because Schools Are for Kids, Not Unions — Politicians, Wake Up!
As if state legislators and union leaders fearmongering about charter-school costs weren’t enough, Mayor Eric Adams, when he should be championing the city’s kids, is instead caving and joining that crowd.
There’s no reality to charter schools costing $1 billion extra in any foreseeable future, but that doesn’t stop the ridiculous narrative against the increasingly popular schools. If anything, outlays should be reduced, since district schools’ per-student cost is significantly higher than for students at the charter schools New Yorkers want.
Wai Wah Chin is the founding president of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York.
Photo by Brian A. Jackson/iStock