Proposed New York City budget would reduce teacher ranks by 6,000

May 6, 2011
More than 4,500 teachers would be laid off; another 1,500 jobs would be eliminated

From The New York Daily News: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sticking to his threat to get rid of 6,000 city teachers by next fall. The mayor has unveiled a $65.7 billion budget that cuts another $233 million from city spending, on top of the firehouse closings, social service cuts and teacher layoffs he has demanded for months. Bloomberg blamed the state and federal governments for slashing their payments to the city. The mayor's spending plan increases school spending by $2 billion to make up for state and federal losses, but still lays off 4,666 teachers and loses another 1,500 to attrition.

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