Charter school families demand education equality during protest across the Brooklyn Bridge

With the upcoming change in elected officials, organizers say they worry that some of the policies regarding charter schools could change. (10/8/13)

THE BRONX - Thousands of charter school families from the Bronx and across the city marched across the Brooklyn Bridge today demanding education equality.

With the upcoming change in elected officials, organizers say they worry that some of the policies regarding charter schools could change.

Recently mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio says he wants to stop allowing new charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

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Protesters say this would force many of the schools to unfairly shut down. Many of the parents that spoke to News 12 say they feel it should not be up to elected officials to decide what's best for them and their children.

Parents say that involving their kids in rallies is their way of teaching them to stand up for what they believe in. 

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