|In New York City, it is quite common for charters to look take over real estate within NYC’s traditional school building while they are still being occupied. This has led to tension and competition for limited space. The new mayor has seemingly begun to look at reversing the trend.
From the New York Times: “De Blasio Seeks to Halt 3 Charter Schools from Moving into Public Spaces:”
“Mayor Bill de Blasio, seeking to curb the influence of outside providers of education, said on Thursday that he would block three charter schools from using space inside New York City public school buildings.
“Under the plan, Mr. de Blasio would reverse the decision of his predecessor, Michael R. Bloomberg, to provide free real estate to the schools so that they could open new programs this fall. The schools had already hired principals and teachers and were in the midst of recruiting students.”