Proposed funding cuts could lead to 15,000 lost jobs in New York City schools

Jan. 29, 2009
Chancellor Joel Klein paints a dire financial picture for state legislature
New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is telling state lawmakers that he may have to slash as many as 15,000 jobs--mostly teachers--in the next year because of budget cuts. Klein says a proposed $700 million cut in state aid plus a $500 million cut in city funding leave few options but to cut jobs, increase class sizes and reduce programs.To read The New York Daily News article, click here. RELATED: Klein asks legislators for greater flexibility in how the city and its 1,499 schools can spend court-ordered funding. To read The New York Times article, click here.

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