NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is controversy in the New York Legislature about plans to increase the number of charter schools in the state.
Now, the city’s largest teachers union is weighing in.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the union said there are 2,500 vacant seats in New York City’s charters schools. That’s why it wants to put the brakes on plans for more.
“You can’t claim you need more space when you have thousands of empty seats right now,” said Michael Mulgrew.