View Full Version : BK-South Slope/Greenwd/Windsor Ter/Sunset Pk Growing charter school in Sunset Park H.S. angers parents, teachers & students at public school

04-28-2011, 09:58 AM
From NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2011/04/28/2011-04-28_sunset_park_charter_battle.html) by Ben Chapman:

The city's plan to keep a growing charter school inside a packed Sunset Park school building will be disastrous for students there, parents and teachers have charged.

Department of Education officials want to keep Brooklyn Prospect Charter School inside Sunset Park High School for another year - but opponents say there is no more space in the building at 35th St. and Fourth Ave.

"The students won't be able to function," said Sunset Park Parent-Teacher Association president Anita Peralta, whose son Able, 15, is in 10th grade.

The five-story school opened in fall 2009 after years of lobbying by community groups who wanted to bring the area its first neighborhood high school.

The city also put the new Brooklyn Prospect Charter School into the building when it opened, but planned to move the charter out after two years.

Things haven't gone as planned.

After officials failed to find private space for the charter school in time for the 2011-12 school year, the city proposed putting it in Public School 32 in Carroll Gardens.

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