Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 11.58.47 AM

Under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, it seemed charter schools and the City would be friends ’till the end.

But in a 180-degree reversal of Bloomberg’s policies, De Blasio says he will no longer allow charter schools to share space in public school buildings, reported the New York Post.

“There will be a moratorium on closures and co-locations,” the mayor said on WNYC radio.

The announcement comes just days after the mayor’s proposal to cut $210 million from a charter construction fund, which would allow charter schools to build their own space, should they not be able to co-locate.

Mayor De Blasio shared these plans and a series of other bad-news announcements for charter schools, including:

* Turning down $70 million in philanthropic dollars, because private donors put up one dollar for every two paid out by the city for charter-school construction.

*Charging rent to some existing charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed.

* Possibly rescinding co-locations that were approved last year under Bloomberg

It looks like that BFF relationship New York City had with charter schools may be coming to an end.

Join the Conversation


  1. Charter school gave us-parents- who can’t afford private school amazing education. De Blasio is truly showing his hate to the true middle class in this city. Our income goes toward high rent on a one bedroom $3100 in the Upper west side and now you are attacking schools who are amazing.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.