Repeal DOE's obligation to pay for charter school rent

New York City is the only district in the state (and nation) with an obligation to help pay for the rents of charter schools in private buildings. This will cost the Department of Education nearly $100 million in 2024, at a cost that grows each year. Moreover, the system is open to fraud and abuse, as charter management organizations and charter affiliated organizations have been shown to inflate the rent on their own charter schools to squeeze more money out of DOE. This unacceptable situation is described in an article in Chalkbeat, as well as a 2021 report by Class Size Matters.

Please sign our letter and urge your state legislators: repeal the DOE's obligation to have to pay for the rent of charter schools in private buildings!

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