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Charter School Press Conference

Senator Bill Perkins holds press conference with NYC Councilmember Robert Jackson, and parents of charter school children.  The press conference discussed the issue of charter schools in New York State and the need for reform to bring about greater transparency and accountability of the managment of charter schools.

Fix Our Schools, Don't Close Them!

Parent of a charter school child emotionally displays the message of the charter school reform campaign.

In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

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Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools

 For Immediate Release March 17, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315   Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools  Funding & relationships with affiliated companies to be examined; Diane Ravitch to testify                       

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Senator Perkins News Conference - 03/18/10 - Public Hearing On Charter Schools

Senator Bill Perkins, joined by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Shirley Huntley, and Alliance for Quaility Education hold a press conference to announce an April 22, 2010 public hearing on charter schools.

Charter School Public Hearing (Part 3)

NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing 4/22/10 Part 3

Charter School Public Hearing (Part2)

NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing 4/22/10 Part 2

Charter School Public Hearing (Part1)

NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing 4/22/10 Part 1