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Two young protesters attended a charter school hearing on the Lower East Side in 2010.

Battles over charter schools are nothing new on the Lower East Side. In 2010, parents were divided over the siting of the Girls Prep Charter School.  Just last year, an expansion proposal from Manhattan Charter School also stirred up controversy.  Now a new battle is brewing. Tonight, Success Academy will go before CB3’s education committee to present its plan to open two new schools in Community District 1.

Community Board 3 has posted a letter from Success Academy’s controversial CEO, Eva Moskowitz, on its web site.  It is not yet clear where the schools would be located.  In the past, the Department of Education has allowed charters to utilize space in overcrowded traditional public schools, angering parents of existing students.