Hudson County View sat down with four West New York board of education candidates – Thomas Leung, Henry Song, Ana Cerqueira and Monica Parra – to discuss the implementation of a new charter school. Superintendent of Schools John Fauta said a board member pushing for a charter school would be “in a conflict of board of education duties.”
Leung, a resident of the WNY waterfront, was the most vocal about a new charter school and explained that – contrary to popular belief – it could actually unite the West New York community.
Song, Cerqueira and Parra all echoed Leung’s sentiment, stating that a charter school would help provide the best educational opportunities possible for the West New York youth.
Fauta said a board member pushing for a charter school would be “in a conflict of board of education duties” and questioned the likelihood of the state approving a charter school for the water front.
To watch the entire, uncut interview with Leung, Song, Cerqueira and Parra, click here.