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Let's get going, David: Education Commissioner Steiner fails to get behind charter movement

Source: Posted By: Candace George..4034 days ago

Not yet a day in office, and state Education Commissioner David Steiner succeeded in sapping some of the confidence that his appointment generated.

Steiner's reputation as a school reformer preceded him into the job. So it was jarring that he failed to get behind the New York's roaringly successful charter school movement.

Based on resistance from the teachers union, the Legislature has capped the number of charters that can open in the state. The limit is counterproductive obstructionism....

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