Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview Friday morning said he wants a statewide law that would block a city’s mayor from revoking a charter school.
Cuomo’s comments were aimed statewide, but in the context of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to rescind the co-locations of three charter schools in the city that had been previously approved by the Bloomberg administration.
“I don’t want to see a system statewide where charter schools can be aborted by any mayor,” Cuomo said on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.
He added, “I don’t think we should leave it up to the mayors where charter schools can continue and grow.”
Silver says he won't be a party to undercutting de Blasio's decision on the charter co-locations, but you know how these things go - everything is subject to "negotiation."