City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools

The city, the teachers union and the NAACP will square off in court Tuesday over plans to let 19 charter schools take space in the same buildings as regular schools. And, like most things in New York City, the feud is largely about real estate.

Complaints have been raised from Harlem to Coney Island as charter schools increasingly share buildings with public schools in an attempt by the city to maximize existing space rather than build new schools. But the teachers union, the NAACP and some parents accuse the city of violating a new state law that says co-locations involving charters must be equitable.

Sharing a Harlem School

The Harlem Success Academy 1 charter school is expanding, and that means taking two more classrooms from PS 149.

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Author: Kevin Mulligan

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