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Mayor DeBlasio has turned to two organizations that have no track record of success with schools."There are thousands of public school educators and education leaders in New York, and dozens of college programs invested in the public education system. But instead of turning to any of them, the mayor has brought in some rich amateurs to help him find a big fix.If I were a New York taxpayer, I’d want to know where the money will be coming from once this initial funding runs out. If I were a parent, I’d be worrying about whether or not the funding will come from my child’s school.The private side of this partnership put up $15 million for a plan to open or re-imagine forty schools. This is peanuts, and not nearly enough money to get a new school off the ground."