Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

Bill Perkins

March 18, 2010

by Anna Phillips

New 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....