Letter: Charter schools should pay rent

NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks after NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks after a debate with Joe Lhota at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. (Oct. 22, 2013) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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Profit-making groups have always paid the city for use of public school space ["De Blasio chides Lhota's 'Republican playbook,' " News, Oct. 16]. Most charter schools are extremely lucrative operations. They are "public" schools in the sense that the public is forced to fund them through involuntary donations known as taxes.

New Yorkers should get to pick their own charities. For my money and yours, there are far worthier causes than charter schools.

Ron Isaac, Fresh Meadows

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