Push for charter schools stalled
NEW YORK. Gov. David Paterson and the Assembly failed toreach a deal on charter schools yesterday. Legislators wanted to capcharter schools at 400, while Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloombergwanted to allow 460, which they said would have enabled New York toqualify for up to $700 million in federal funds. Instead, no vote tookplace by the deadline to apply for the funds and the state’s cap staysat 200. There are 36,000 city kids on charter school wait lists.