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Cuomo to address charter school rally at Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo will attend a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools.

Several thousand parents and students are expected on Tuesday to protest New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's move to reverse a decision that gave three charter schools rent-free space in public school buildings.

Cuomo will attend the Albany rally at about the same time de Blasio will be addressing a crowd a few blocks away as he tries to keep alive a tax on New York City's wealthy to fund his signature pre-kindergarten plan. Cuomo has opposed giving the city authority for the tax, favoring funding pre-K through the state budget.

De Blasio has been a skeptic of charter schools.

De Blasio and Cuomo are set to meet later Tuesday.