New York City’s Chancellor Richard Carranza held a town hall meeting in Harlem and must have been surprised when the biggest concern expressed was the proliferation of charters.

The meeting “was dominated by parents’ fears of charter schools expanding in the neighborhood.”

What a surprise to listen to parents instead of the charter lobbyists.

The latter must have forgotten to pack the room with hundreds of students in matching T-shirts, chanting about the need to close public schools and open more charters.