"Many of the state’s publicly funded charter schools may soon have the right to certify their own teachers with their own processes. (In some states, charter school teachers don’t have to be certified at all.) The specific proposal is being considered by the board of trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) and a decision will be made shortly. The trustees oversee the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, which authorizes a good number of charter school operators in the state, including the well-known Success Academies charter network." "There are two ways that charter schools can be authorized and renewed in New York State. The first is through the Board of Regents. Members of the Board of Regents are chosen by the Assembly, which is traditionally controlled by the Democrats. The second is through the SUNY Charter School Institute, which is controlled by the SUNY Board of Trustees. The SUNY board has 18 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate, which is presently under Republican control."
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.