The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education on July 18 for making plans to allow charter schools to share space in traditional public schools after the Bloomberg administration leaves office. The UFT argues that the plan to allow charter schools to co-locate in the 2014-2015 school years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office is “premature” and “contravenes the mandate and intention of Education Law Article 52-A.”

On the UFT website, there is a statement from UFT President Michael Mulgrew that reads, “The mayor is trying to control beyond the time that he is mayor, and we’re not going to let that happen.”