Thursday, November 03, 2011

Charter School Push Grows

Kudos to Eva Moskowitz, bringing great schools to mixed neighborhoods, not just the poorest ones:

The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.

Public school teachers and parents filled the basement of a public library Saturday to oppose Ms. Moskowitz's latest attempts to open one of Success Academy Network's schools in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn.

The meeting—intended to distribute information to curious parents—was marked by yelling and heckling, said parents who attended.

It is among three Success Academy schools slated to open in Brooklyn next fall. Cobble Hill represents Ms. Moskowitz's latest attempt to attract middle-class parents after winning a fight this summer to open Upper West Success Academy on West 84th Street.

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