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October 5, 2015 Press [New York Post] Don't Steal Possible

Diaz to Speak at Pro-Charter Event

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is ending his low-profile support of charter schools by accepting an invitation to be the featured speaker at a pro-charter event Wednesday that is expected to draw thousands in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall.

September 28, 2015 Open Letter [Coalition for Education Equality] News

Open Letter to Mayor de Blasio

We, the undersigned members of the Coalition for Education Equality, are deeply troubled by your desertion of public charter school children. Despite your rhetoric at Riverside Church that you care for “all” New York City children – “district, charter, parochial” – you have regularly refused to grant charter schools space in public school buildings. With every refusal you are denying Black and Hispanic families the opportunity — and right — to send their children to a high-quality charter school.

August 25, 2015 News [New York Daily News Opinion] Don't Steal Possible

Schools for scandal: The city’s school system is actually two systems, offering dramatically different quality to different students

Sometimes the least surprising news is the most depressing. Reported exclusively Tuesday in the Daily News are the findings of a new report: The nation’s largest school district is effectively two separate systems — one for Asians and relatively well-to-do white children, the other for mostly low-income black and Hispanic children.