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Thousands Rallied for Charter Schools in this City

About 15,000 New Yorkers including parents, teachers, students, and celebrities, rallied in Brooklyn for charter schools and educational opportunity this week.

The New York Post reports:

Thousands of charter school supporters rallied at City Hall on Wednesday demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio provide more charter options and end education inequality.

The speakers included Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., a potential mayoral candidate in 2017, who told the crowd he would “always be a supporter of charter schools” and echoed demands that the mayor end his hostilities against charters.

“Mr. Mayor, in a nutshell what we’re saying here today is this — is that the public schools system is your system. Charter schools are a part of that system, and all we want from you, Mr. Mayor, is to treat them equitably.”

Some parents in the Big Apple are even referring to the current public schools as “failure factories” for their children.

Charter schools work. In 2014’s high school rankings, charter schools dominated with 30% in the top ten schools, despite only educating 5% of America’s kids and not using any type of selective admissions process.

If Bill de Blasio is serious about improving educational opportunity and results in New York, he should start embracing the success of the models that work (charter schools) and stop thoughtlessly dumping money into the models that fail (his public schools).

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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