Bronx, city charter school debate heats up as state reaches its limit

The debate over adding more charter schools in the Bronx and city is heating up as the state reaches its limit.

According to the New York Times, the Board of Regents is expected to authorize the last four charter schools it can under state law. State lawmakers set the limit of charter schools for New York at 100.

Proponents of charter schools say more should be allowed. They claim the schools increase competition and create innovation in the school system. Critics claim charter schools take away money from other public schools.

Lawmakers in Albany have the final decision on whether to increase the maximum number of charter schools.

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