THE BRONX - The charter school debate is heating up in New York City as Mayor de Blasio made a push in Albany today for his universal pre-K plan amid protests.

The reason some New Yorkers are protesting the mayor is because of his decision to reduce the number of charter schools being offered free rent in public schools. His decision to not allow three charter schools to collocate without paying rent has sparked outrage among supporters who see the move as a long-term plan to phase out charter schools.

Some residents say there should be more charter schools in the city, while others agree with cutting funding for charter schools. Others say it should be left up to the public to decide the future of these schools.