StudentsFirstNY made a major call recently to the parents of New York City — to get out and vote, to make their voices heard, to fight for their kids.
It’s time for City Hall to focus on the quality of teachers in classrooms and ensure new hires meet high standards. The Mayor must also stop blocking the expansion of charter schools and promote their growth on behalf of families who need them. Token collaborations with charter schools won’t do anything for kids trapped in failing schools.
But nothing will change if we don’t make our voices heard. Mayor de Blasio needs to know he must to do more for our kids.