NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The head of the United Federation of Teachers spoke out Thursday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to add more charter schools.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, UFT President Michael Mulgrew was furious that Cuomo is proposing to up the cap on charter schools in New York state by 100.
His remarks came following a report by a nonpartisan watchdog agency showing that New York City charter schools show lower rates of student attrition than traditional public schools, but serve fewer students with special needs.
The UFT itself also released a report that found that high-needs students including those living in homeless shelters and those who don’t speak English are underrepresented at the city’s charter schools.