Mayor de Blasio continued his refusal to utter the name of charter-school operator Success Academy — just hours after he walked past its demonstrators who claim he’s ignoring them.
The verbal sidestep came Monday night when de Blasio discussed with NY1’s Errol Louis his fight with Success over space promised the charter network in 2017.
“It’s like we’re being very clear, DOE is being very clear, they will have a space,” he told Louis. “If the charter organization prefers a different option, they can go rent something of their own.”
At another point, the mayor reiterated that “state law says that any charter organization like that one, if we don’t have a space that works for them” they can be reimbursed for rental space.
Success CEO Eva Moskowitz said de Blasio’s choice of language signals indifference to the network’s kids. “Maybe it helps him justify treating our children as if they don’t exist,” she said.
A de Blasio spokesperson said his phrasing Monday was benign with no slight intended.
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