**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** JANUARY 21, 2016**
STATEMENT: MAYOR DE BLASIO’S BUDGET “RAISES THE STAKES FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
New York, NY — Families for Excellent Schools’ CEO Jeremiah Kittredge released this statement in response to Mayor de Blasio’s preliminary 2017 budget:
Jeremiah Kittredge, CEO, Families for Excellent Schools:
“Mayor de Blasio’s decision to allocate another $159M to district schools raises the stakes for public charter schools. If state leaders in Albany don’t unfreeze the formula and fund charter schools fairly, nearly 100,000 students are at risk of being left behind.”
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