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Friday, June 12, 2015

Note To Cuomo: Charter Schools Are Destroying Catholic Schools In

Cuomo to the NY Times, trying to push his education tax credit/voucher giveaway:

In the interview, Mr. Cuomo cited Catholic schools closing “all over the place,” and said the opposition to the legislation was being driven by teachers’ unions.

“They don’t want the competition of these schools where they don’t represent the members,” Mr. Cuomo said, adding: “There’s no principle here. There’s no argument.”

He said that Assembly members opposed to the proposal were upstate members being pressured by the statewide teachers’ union, New York State United Teachers, as well as “the predictable sort of Manhattan liberals” concerned about the separation of church and state.

The biggest competition to Catholic schools these days is not the public schools - it's charter schools.

You want to help Catholic schools, governor?

Stop shilling for the charters.


  1. I began my career teaching in a Catholic high school on Long Island. Our local belonged to NYSUT. I believe any of the Catholic school teachers in NYS are NYSUT members. Cuomo is an incompetent.

  2. Let's try that again: I believe MANY of the Catholic school teachers are members of NYSUT. RBE is correct: The charter schools are hurting Catholic schools in NYC and in upset cities. Cardinal Dolan is a useful idiot for the billionaire charter school backers that want this tax break. It will do next to nothing for the Catholic schools.