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October 7, 2015
De Blasio takes heat from politicians, parents at charter school rally
On the steps of City Hall following Wednesday’s charter school rally, the Bronx borough president had strong words for Mayor Bill de Blasio.
September 29, 2015
After weather postpones education rally, debate on the ground likely to continue
The rally will now take place Oct. 7, a delay that could extend a recent spate of advocacy efforts from the city’s teachers union and other opponents.
March 11, 2015
At widespread anti-Cuomo protests, parents and teachers to join hands
Pushback against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education agenda sparked plans for rallies across the city.
November 14, 2014
Sidestepping cap issue, independent charters to push for facilities funding
Next Tuesday, charter-school advocates will call for the state to provide facilities funding for existing schools, setting the stage for one piece of the sector’s upcoming fight for more favorable legislation.
October 15, 2014
At rally, Memphis activists push vouchers as civil rights issue
Voucher activists are largely focusing their organizing efforts in Memphis this year, where any proposed voucher bill in the 2015 legislative session would likely have a disproportionate impact. If several legislators have their way, vouchers would be given to low-income students at the state's lowest-performing schools, the majority of which are clustered in Memphis.
October 2, 2014
At rally, charter advocates push de Blasio on low-performing schools
Last year, thousands of charter school parents and advocates ratcheted up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to move quickly to improve the city’s struggling schools.
October 8, 2013
As rally kicks off, some charter school operators publicly opt out
Saying that today's rally to support charter schools "sends entirely the wrong message," a group of charter school advocates is publicly opting out. In an open letter, five charter school operators and two people who help charter schools operate say they disagree with the premise of the rally, to send a strong message to Democratic mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio that he should support the city's charter sector. They say they would rather wait to see what de Blasio does if he is elected and build a relationship with him then than take to the streets against him now. "First, such a march seems at best premature," the letter reads. It adds, "Second, if we focus on the substance of Mr. de Blasio’s platform, it would seem that there is much to celebrate, not protest."
November 25, 2008
UFT rallies behind excessed-teachers hiring deal
Teachers rallied outside the Department of Education yesterday. A few hundred teachers and union leaders rallied outside Department of Education headquarters last night to…
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