Statement 3.4


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ALBANY, NY – The Coalition of Community Based Charter Schools, a diverse group of charter schools representing independent charter schools and charters affiliated with well-known social service organizations, released this statement ahead of Wednesday’s rally in Albany to end New York’s failing schools crisis:

“Independent community based charter schools in New York City believe that all families need great schools and deserve a choice.  For too long, too many of our students have been doomed to sit year after year in failing schools.  This is not acceptable and we all must stand united to say enough is enough.  Every child deserves to attend an excellent school whether it be district or charter.  There should be no cap on providing high quality educational options for our children.

As public schools, our schools need and deserve equitable per pupil and facilities funding so that we can provide high quality programs and adequately serve all students including students with special needs, English Language Learners and students who come from poverty.

It is time to remove the politics and move forward together to ensure that New York State becomes one of the best places to learn for our PK-12 students.  The Coalition is committed to working collaboratively to make this a reality.”


Academy of the City Charter School
Amber Charter School
Bedford-Stuyvesant New Beginnings
Beginning with Children Charter School II
Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School
Bronx Charter School for Better Learning
Bronx Community Charter
Bronx Preparatory Charter School
Brooklyn Charter School
Broome Street Academy
Central Queens Academy
Challenge Prep Charter School
Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School
Community Partnership Charter Middle School
Community Partnership Charter Lower School
Community Roots Charter School
Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School
DREAM Charter School
East Harlem Scholars Academy I
East Harlem Scholars Academy II
Equality Charter School
Equity Project Charter School
Ethical Community Charter
Family Life Academy I
Family Life Academy II
Family Life Academy III
Future Leaders Institute Charter School
Global Communities Charter School
Harlem Children’s Zone Academy II Elementary
Harlem Children’s Zone Academy I
Hellenic Classical Charter School
Hyde Leadership Charter School- Bronx
Innovate Manhattan (KED) Charter
International Charter School
International Leadership Charter School
Invictus Prep Charter School
John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter
John W Lavelle Preparatory Charter
Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter
Lefferts Gardens Charter School
Manhattan Charter School
Manhattan Charter School II
Math Engineering Science Academy
Middle Village Preparatory Charter
Mott Hall Charter School
New American Academy Charter School
New Dawn Charter High School
New Visions for Public School
New World Preparatory Charter School
New York Center for Autism Charter
New York City Montessori Charter School
NYC French American Charter School
NYC Charter HS for Arch, Engineering & Construction Ind.
Opportunity Charter School
PAVE Academy Charter School
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation
Renaissance Charter School
South Bronx Charter For International Cultures & Arts
St. HOPE Leadership Academy Charter
Summit Academy Charter School
Teaching Firms Am. Prof Preparatory Charter
Tech International Charter School
University Prep Charter High School

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