Charters to start Albany push with a Capitol rally
New York City charter school leaders are planning a massive rally at the state Capitol next Tuesday, as they pivot their advocacy to Albany afer failing to make progress with the de Blasio administration.
About 2,000 students and parents from New York City and upstate charters are expected to attend the rally on March 4.
Eva Moskowitz's Success Academies will be closed on Tuesday and students and parents will be bused to Albany for the rally.
Buses will be organized by grade and will leave the city's 22 Success Academies at 7:15 a.m.
Success instructors will teach lessons on "civics, think mastery and other subjects" on the bus, according to a flier distributed to parents that was obtained by Capital. No classes will be offered at the Success campuses on that day.
Dozens of other New York City and upstate charters are slated to attend, with more details expected to be released later today.
The rally is being partially organized by pro-charter group Families for Excellent Schools.
F.E.S. previously organized a pro-charter march across the Brooklyn Bridge in October, which was intended to present a united front on the issue to then-candidate Bill de Blasio.
Earlier today, F.E.S. announced a multi-million dollar television ad buy.