Success Academy Charter Schools officials said Tuesday they were applying to open 14 more schools in New York City, just months after a high-profile battle with Mayor Bill de Blasio over space in crowded city buildings.The network run by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz said it wants to grow to meet the demands of thousands of low-income, minority families. The network said more than 14,400 families applied for fewer than 3,000 open seats this year.Success Academy officials said they would seek approval from the charter authorizer at the State University of New York, which expects to vote on proposals in October.The announcement drew instant fire from critics who argue charters drain precious resources and motivated families from regular public schools. The Success Academy network has grown rapidly in recent years; in August it will have 32 schools serving 9,000 children."It's outrageous," said Noah Gotbaum, vice president of the Community Education Council in District 3. "The mayor has no say, the City Council has no say....It only matters what Eva Moskowitz wants, and she wants to build her empire."
What Eva wants, Eva gets.
You can be pretty sure SUNY will give her all 14 schools.
But here's the interesting thing we should start noting here.
When do other charter operators start to complain about her empire-building.
There's still a charter cap in the state and every time Moskowitz gets a dozen+ new schools, that's fewer that's available for other operators.
Or maybe they figure they'll just get the cap raised in a few years when they reach it and they have decided not to fight Eva and her Empire.
In any case, if Eva gets her 14 new schools, NYC is going to have a lot of rent to pay.
Three schools cost NYC $5.4 million.