EDUCATION REFORM COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS, CEO STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1/14/2014

Contact: Jon Reinish 202-999-0461; jreinish@skdknick.com

STATEMENT ON NEW NY EDUCATION REFORM COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATIONS
FROM NYC CHARTER SCHOOL CENTER CEO JAMES MERRIMAN

(New York, NY) Please attribute the following statement to New York City Charter School Center CEO James Merriman:

"With a proven track record of educating students in underserved communities, charter schools are a natural partner in efforts to increase access to pre-kindergarten. An effective Pre-K expansion isn't just about opening up more seats, but about creating high quality ones that will give children the leg up they need. The New NY Education Reform Commission recognizes the important role charter schools can play and we look forward to working with the Governor, state lawmakers and Mayor de Blasio to move swiftly to implement these recommendations."

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