Outrage in Brooklyn over proposed charter school

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) – They marched in anger from P.S.161 to a vote several blocks away on Charter Schools and co-location schools.

On the table for the panel for educational policy ?  The approval of 17 new school co-locations across the city including five brand new charter schools.

Under very tight security, parents packed the auditorium at Prospect Heights High School. They wanted to send a message to this panel loud and clear, not in their schools.

Last week, more than one hundred parents showed up to a hearing at the Roy H. Mann school in Mill Basin, Brooklyn to protest a proposed co-location Charter School at their school.

Before Tuesday’s vote, DOE Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addressed parent concerns.

Roy H. Mann parents and others fought hard before the final vote Tuesday night, which was still not finalized as of 11 p.m.

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