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Hiding the Bill for Teacher Pensions

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Michael Regnier

The debate about charter school funding was split wide open last week when a new study found that charter schools receive much less public support per pupil, when accounting for the full value of retirement promises to district school teachers. The valuation matters because the City is not saving enough for today’s workers’ future benefits, instead effectively running up a credit card bill.

NYC Council Education Committee Hearing

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The New York City Council Education Committee held a hearing October 2, to consider three important resolutions, Res. 1263-2012, Res. 1395-2012 and Res. 1906-2012, regarding school utilization. The resolutions call for a moratorium on school closings and co-locations for a period of at least a year, require CEC approval for school co-locations, and create new procedures for parental notification of proposed changes in school utilization.

Mainstream Appeal

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Michael Regnier

A rigorous new study of charter elementary schools has a startling implication: mainstream general education classrooms at NYC charter schools contain many students who, statistically, would have been assigned to special education had they attended district schools.

Open Line Podcast on Upcoming Brooklyn Charter School Fair

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Discussion about the upcoming first ever Brooklyn Charter School Fair on March 16 and what NYC charter schools are all about, with James Merriman, CEO of the Charter Center; Karen Jones, Principal of Bed-Stuy New Beginnings; and Karina Infante, high school student from Williamsburg Charter High School and Open Line’s hosts Bob Slade, Bob Pickett and James Mtume.

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