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General News    H3'ed 12/18/18

New York: SUNY Gives Charters to Faith-Based Schools, Despite State Constitution Ban; by Diane Ravitch

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Hey, Yeshivas and Muslim religious schools. Stop struggling to raise money. Rename yourself and get a charter from the State University of New York Charter Committee. Then the public will pay for your religious activities. True, the state constitution bans public money for religious schools, but so what? The SUNY charter board (appointed by Governor Cuomo) awarded charters to the Brilla Network, which teaches Catholic virtues and values.  They call themselves “virtue-based” charter schoools. They are moving into the vacuum created by the closure of Catholic schools.Here is the mission statement of Seton Partners: Here is the charter chain they run. They plan to grow.

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