PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATESenate Standing CommitteeCorporations, Authorities and CommissionsSenator Bill Perkins, Chair IS OUR DEMOCRATIC VISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BEING FULFILLED? A DECADE LATER: A LOOK AT THE GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL INDUSTRY
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.
For Immediate Release March 17, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | firstname.lastname@example.org| 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
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....