FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2017
Contact: Mitch Schwartz, 914-330-1026
STATEMENT FROM NYC CHARTER SCHOOL CENTER CEO JAMES MERRIMAN ON NEW YORK STATE TEST SCORES
(New York, NY) Please credit the following statement to James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Charter School Center:
“As has been true for more than a decade, charter school students continue to lead the way. Charter students outperformed their district counterparts not only in the percent of children passing, but also in growth year over year. The differences are even starker when comparing the performance of NYC Black and Hispanic students to their counterparts in district schools.
"These results, together with recent studies showing charter school students succeeding in college at unprecedented rates, are why we continue to call for more charter schools to open, for more equitable allocation of space in public facilities, and for fair funding. We look forward to growing our partnership with the de Blasio administration to address these issues and to collaborate in support of all of our public school students.
"We congratulate the hardworking students, teachers, leaders and families in NYC charter schools.”
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