The fallout for the already embattled Mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, is just beginning on his school charter assaults. The recent moves by De Blasio towards eliminating charter schools in his city have parents of the poor children the Mayor has identified, during his campaign and speeches since being elected Mayor, as his core constituency, up in arms. How this will grow remains to be seen.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to rescind approval for the establishment of three charter schools has parents worried the mayor will leave their kids out on the street. “I would love for our son to be like Dante,” one parent told the New York Post, referencing the mayor’s son, who attends the high-end Brooklyn Tech High School.
The Post, which has chronicled much of the outrage against de Blasio for everything fromforcing children to go to school in the middle of a blizzard to his bizarre insistence on taxing rich New Yorkers for a program that doesn’t need the money, found parents irate at the mayor. One mother complained that the mayor was “playing politics with my children,” suggesting that charter schools were helping some children at the expense of others.