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Christina Grant--Deptuty Dir. of Charter Schools; DOE
John White-- Deputy Chancellor; DOE
Jonas Chartock-- Exec. Director; SUNY Charter Institute
Dr. John King-- Sr. Deputy Commissioner; NYS Education Dept.
Sally Bauchofer--Exec. Director of the Office of Innovative School Models; NYS Education Dept.
On April 22, 2010, Senator Perkins, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held a public hearing to take a look at the growing charter school industry and to examine if the democratic vision of public education is being fulfilled .