Also supporting the education side of the budget was the The New York City Coalition of Community Charter Schools (C3S), an advocacy group for over 50 public independent charter schools.
“C3S applauds Governor Cuomo’s decision to increase charter school support and to unfreeze the charter school funding formula. Furthermore, C3S cheer the Governor’s proposal to make rental assistance for New York City charter schools permanent. Both of these proposals are steps towards equal funding for all New York City public school students,” the organization said in a statement.
“If enacted, the Governor’s budget is a beginning to finally redress the long-standing deficits in funding for public education, especially in low income communities,” added C3S Co-Director Dr. Rick Welles.