Child education is always a hot topic as our future (literally) is working away in classrooms, hopefully thinking of ways to improve the well being of society into a positive direction and beyond. This makes education (and how the children are being educated) vital during their early years.
One issue that has been discussed regarding NYC education was the issue of charter school education and possible closings. A charter school is an independently operated school that receives public funding. As opposed to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg the current Mayor Bill de Blasio is against charter school education explaining “We know in the past that some of the public schools that received charter schools coming into them actually saw their programming diminished, saw the dynamics for their kids diminished,” at a conference then stating “We don’t want that imbalance, we don’t want that unfairness.”
One woman standing against his decision is Eva Moskowitz, the founder and chief executive of Success Academy Charter Schools throughout New York City. Eva states, “We’re in the top one percent in that state of New York in math and we’re in the top 7 percent in reading and writing. And that is all schools. And our students in Harlem, in the South Bronx, in Bed-Stuy are significantly less socio-economically advantaged.”
Moskowitz currently has no clue as what to do with her students if her schools are closed and states that the closings are a threat to the children’s education and safety considering the fact this decision impacts over 600 students in New York City. Moskowitz claims that she would set up the “the largest civic field trip in history” to Albany to reverse the decision.
Moskowitz was claims the decision was political and not for the welfare of the kids as there have been have been no safety violations even with kindergarteners sharing space with High school students.
With these issues hopefully a decision can be made to satisfy both parties as this hinders the learning process for all students involved with no say in the issue during their ripe educational years. For further information visit here for current developments.