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Trashing the schools, de Blasio will drive more New Yorkers out of the city

It’s never a good sign for a city when starts to see its population contracting.

But that seems to be New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan, trashing the few little islands of good public school education in the great city, in the name of socialized outcomes. He set up a commission of cronies and those cronies recommended what he wanted them to recommend – that New York’s charter and competitive schools be shut down in the name of “equality.” Now, every school is set to be equally bad. But the custodians will continue to draw $100,000 salaries.

Kyle Smith at the New York Post reports how bad it is:

When I first moved to New York City, in 1992, any time a middle- or upper-middle-class couple had a kid, you’d ask when they were moving to the suburbs because virtually none of the public schools were tolerable and only Wall Streeters can afford most private schools.

Today, dedicated New Yorkers have helped create solid DOE schools in certain well-off neighborhoods. Robust G&T programs, selective schools and charter schools — the privately run public schools which enroll more than 100,000 students, or 10 percent of the 1.1 million attendees of the country’s largest public school system

Read the full story from American Thinker

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