The Village Voice has a fascinating article about the battle between the charter schools that moved into the gentrifying neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and the parents who resisted.
The “Superman” story goes out the window. The schools are not broken, and parents are not crying out to be “saved” by Eva Moskowitz and her husband, each of whom has their own charter.
The narrative of “Won’t Back Down” is turned upside-down, because in this case it is the parents trying to save their neighborhood public school who won’t back down.
And the tabloids claim that the unions-must-be-behind-it-all doesn’t explain why parents are up in arms.
This is a fresh take on a story that matters in cities across the nation.