Friday, March 23, 2012

Charters hot ticket in W’burg and UWS

Parents are once again speaking loudly – too bad so many gutless weasel politicians have let the union put earplugs in their ears:

Thousands of students are jockeying to get admitted into three new Success Academy charter schools in Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Cobble Hill neighborhoods as well as Manhattan's Upper West Side, according to new figures released yesterday.

The great demand for charters in the city's middle-income neighborhoods rebukes critics who have filed lawsuits to block them from opening.

"A huge majority of parents couldn't care less about the politics of education — they care about making sure their children have a world-class school to attend," said Success Academy network founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz.

KID POWER: Tyshon Davis stands proudly in front of Harlem Success Academy, whose founders are now expanding into Brooklyn and the Upper West Side.

"The overwhelming demand confirms that parents want school options."

Success Academy reports that more than 3,300 students applied to the three new charters for 450 coveted seats. The Williamsburg and Cobble Hill charters are scheduled to open in the fall.


Charters hot ticket in W'burg and UWS


Last Updated: 1:53 AM, March 13, 2012 

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