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Report: New York laws among most charter-friendly

Report: New York laws among most charter-friendly

By Eliza Shapiro

5:11 a.m. | Mar. 16, 2015

New York has the nation's sixth strongest set of charter laws, according to a report released this morning by the national Center for Education Reform.

The report acknowledges the drama surrounding New York's charter community over the last year, and argues the sweeping pro-charter bill passed last March showed some "deficiencies" in the state's charter laws, including disparate funding formulas for charters upstate and in New York City.

The report is also critical of the existing charter cap.

Still, the report says New York has a "strong charter school law" due to the SUNY charter authorizers, which it calls a "model higher-education authorizer."

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/1L8hN1W