City education boss Carmen Fariña retreated in the charter schools fight on Friday, saying the city is now searching for space for Harlem students whose high-performing charter school was evicted from a city building by Mayor de Blasio last week.
It is a complete turnaround from Wednesday, when Fariña said the city would not find seats for the 194 distraught children from the Success Academy charter in Harlem.
“As of right now we’re looking for a space to put the children who would be displaced,” Fariña said in a live television interview on “Good Day New York” on Friday. “We’re looking for an additional space where we might be able to accommodate the Success Academy kids.”
It was not immediately clear if the city would try to relocate the school’s entire student body together, or find students seats at city public schools on an individual basis.
Fariña’s surprise vow to accommodate the scores of kids whose charter school will be booted from city classrooms in June is a marked reversal from a press conference earlier this week when she said the kids were “on their own.”
Friday, March 7, 2014
De Blasio Caves To Eva
That didn't take long, did it?