Charter School Advocacy Day Tuesday February 7th
Posted on 02/03/2017
In New York, we're only a few days away from Charter School Advocacy Day 2017 at the Capital in Albany! Once again, we're hosting this event with our friends at the New York City Charter School Center.
On Tuesday, February 7, families and educators have a chance to meet face-to-face with the lawmakers who enact policies and laws that affect charter schools.
WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR:
- Parity in Funding: Charter school funding continues to trail behind the district’s. Parity in funding, including fair facilities funding, remains a top priority.
- A Cap Lift: With only 30 charters left to be authorized in NYC, we will likely run out of new charters there by the end of 2017. We are asking our legislators to remove the arbitrary cap on quality once and for all!
Registration is now closed. We're looking forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday!
Event being co-hosted with New York City Charter School Center and Northeast Charter School Network
In both New York and Connecticut, we're keeping an eye on how the budget process progresses. In New York, we're waiting for the Senate and Assembly to release their proposals and in Connecticut, we expect Governor Malloy to release his budget proposal sometime later this month. We'll keep you posted.
While we wait for the details, we continue to call on the state of Connecticut to reject the dangerous proposal to cut $11 million from the state's charter school community.
And we still need you to take action!
These cuts would only make circumstances worse for charter schools, which are already severely underfunded. We must protect Connecticut's charter schools from damaging and dangerous budget proposals.