FEBRUARY 1998Buffalo: charter schools
The Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously this week to seek state authorization for creation of charter schools, which are public schools allowed to operate outside the control of the local educational bureaucracy. The council's plan would allow 15 charter schools over a five-year test period.
Governor Pataki has proposed legislation that would allow charter schools to operate across the state. That legislation is strongly supported by The Business Council.
February 5, 1998