This story in the New York Times is a familiar one about the way the Bloomberg administration through its Department of Education takes space from public schools for charters and the battle that ensued. This one is an interesting tale similar to the others but with a different twist, the behavior of the actors especially state commissioner of education David Steiner who tendered his resignation for later this year, that shows how the charter forces and the NY State Education Department work hand in glove. Commissioner Steiner listed former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein as a reference on his application for the state top job in education two years ago.
"...on Dec. 20, city officials unveiled a holiday surprise. The department said it planned to move a middle-grade charter school — Brooklyn East Collegiate, a member of the Uncommon Schools charter chain — into the space opening up at P.S. 9."