De Blasio talking pt that he's focused on 95% of non-charter students is flawed. Will be closer to 88% by 2017, his 3rd yr in office
— Geoff Decker (@GDeckernews) October 16, 2013
Decker fails to mention the increase is partly due to Bloomberg opening as many charters as he can right before he exits office.
But the next mayor, if he so chooses, can decide not to replace closed charters with new ones (and a few actually do close.)
The next mayor can also decide not to open any new charters (although SUNY can still add new ones.)
That 88% figure, which Decker gets from the charter school pamphlet he does his stenography from, may not be 88% after three years of policies different from the ones we have now.
Decker, as usual, slants from a pro-charter stance.
Alas, that's what happens when the "journalist's" paycheck comes from Wall Street philanthropy funds and Gates Foundation grants.
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