Throughout the day's events, the 34 CSAT students participated in a rally, and personally met with Senator Jacobs and Kennedy about their stance on public choice, and what charter schools need to be successful, including funding for STEM education, technology, athletics and the performing arts.
Fair funding, facility aid and a cap lift
At this time, charters receive about 2/3 of the per pupil funding from districts, the remaining 1/3 stays with the student's home district. This forces charters to do more with less, especially since charters do not receive building aid and must pay out of pocket for these expenses. Currently, only 30 charters are left to be authorized in New York State before the cap is reached. Charter schools are asking for legislators to remove the cap on charters. There should be no limit on quality education!