Union: N.Y. needs to address inequities before expanding charters

01/19/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

As New York state officials battle over proposals to expand the number of charter schools in the state, the United Federation of Teachers is withholding support for charter-expansion plans until the state mandates that charters include a higher percentage of students who have special needs, are from low-income households or are English-language learners. "If we are going to change the charter law, we should be addressing this glaring inequity," UFT President Michael Mulgrew said.

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