Friday, September 25, 2015

Schools Matter: NY Charter Movement Calls Mayor de Blasio Racist for Not Supporting Apartheid Charters

Schools Matter: NY Charter Movement Calls Mayor de Blasio Racist for Not Supporting Apartheid Charters:

NY Charter Movement Calls Mayor de Blasio Racist for Not Supporting Apartheid Charters






from the Observer:


“The rhetoric of this ad, and the people and money behind it, are part of the problem,” she said.
Luis Garden Acosta, the founder of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice and the father of a child who attended a charter school, said FES was “race-baiting.”
“‘Race baiting’ like ‘red baiting’, exploiting the values and legitimate concerns of our city’s communities of color, for whatever political purpose, is abhorrent and posits a dangerous and expanding wedge in a city all to segregated by class, color and community,” Mr. Acosta stated, noting that Roberto Perez, a City Hall staffer, encouraged him to speak out. “It is abhorrent that a movement that emerged as a demand to tell the truth is used to obfuscate, divide and attempt to denigrate New York City’s progressive agenda”.
While Mr. de Blasio is enlisting surrogates to fight back on his behalf, his office was a bit less hostile, though it called the ad “crass.” “Our students and our families need solutions, not another crass political ad. That’s why Schools Matter: NY Charter Movement Calls Mayor de Blasio Racist for Not Supporting Apartheid Charters:

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