STATEMENT ON NY STATE BUDGET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/29/2014

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

NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOL CENTER CEO JAMES MERRIMAN STATEMENT ON NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

(New York, NY) The following statement can be attributed to James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Charter School Center:

"Governor Cuomo meant what he said and said what he meant and because of his leadership, and the good work of our legislature, particularly the state senate, we have secured the future growth of New York City’s charter sector. We are grateful. We are also heartened by Mayor de Blasio’s clear efforts to work with charter leaders.

With many fiscal and legal uncertainties now settled, it is the time for all of us to put aside politics, ads, rallies, divisive rhetoric and campaigning, and instead continue our shared task of delivering the best possible education to all of our children.

It’s a long road on which our state, city and charter sector are traveling, and as we do, we will continue to advocate for greater resources for all our schools including especially for charter schools in private space that have and will continue to create tens of thousands of new public school seats."

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