After some bruising coverage of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to cancel a handful of charter school co-locations, MSNBC’s Morning Joe returned to the issue a third time today.
This morning’s show featured a handful of young children learning as they would at their embattled Success Academy charter school: playing chess, solving multi-step fraction problems, making molecular models and, for one student, “doing some writing before she dances.”
Yesterday, Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough grilled Mr. de Blasio for 30 minutes on why his administration isn’t supportive enough on charter schools, in addition to the challenges faced by his push for a tax to fund universal prekindergarten in the city.
The week before, Success Academy’s Eva Moskowitz made a passionate case against Mr. de Blasio’s “so-called progressive” policies, arguing the mayor was systemically harming poor children of color by limiting charter schools.
Watch today’s segment below: