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Lifting the Cap:How the Charter School CommunityTook on the Status Quo and Won
 
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I.OverviewII.Goal, history and challengesIII.Strategy and the campaignIV.Negotiations and striking a dealV.Next stepsVI.Lessons learned
 
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Overview
Charter schools in New York have an impressive record of accomplishment
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 helping tens of thousands of children from disadvantaged communities andtough circumstances get a superior education.However, New York was fast approaching the maximum number of chartersallowed by law in the state (200).This would leave more than 40,000 kids on waitlists without an opportunity toattend a charter school, and would prevent the creation of new charter schools.To change this, the cap on the number of charters allowed had to be lifted.In January 2010, the New York State legislature rejected legislation that wouldlift the cap
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they almost passed legislation that would have changed theway any future charters would be authorized to make it even more difficult tocreate new charter schools.

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