By Richard Whitmire
New York Daily News — On Friday, Mayor de Blasio made his first move against charter schools as his chancellor vowed to transfer $210 million slated for charter classroom space into pre-K programs. Likely next actions: halting charter co-locations and charging rent to charters.
From a national perspective, these are odd moves, considering that in cities such as Denver, Houston and Hartford, you can see traditional school leaders collaborating with high-performing charters. The district leaders want to mimic the effective, data-driven instruction and culture of urgency that seem to be part of the DNA of these top charters.