Randi Weingarten, president of the American Teachers’ Federation, tweeted on Thursday that she is “incredibly disappointed” that New York City mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia expressed support of lifting the city’s cap on charter schools.
Weingarten linked to a Politico report demonstrating how New York’s frontrunners in the Democratic primary are far more supportive of charter schools than the city’s incumbent mayor.
“I’m incredibly disappointed to see Kathryn Garcia go this route with charters,” the teacher’s union president wrote. “She’s embraced the unacceptable policy of lifting the charter cap in NYC. Now.. Two minutes be4 early voting starts. Wondering why?”
Garcia said during a virtual debate late last month that she wants New York to expand the number of charter schools in Ne
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