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December 8, 2016
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Teacher Layoffs Loom

By Lisa M. Collins

Friday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced he will fire 4,000 teachers in order to reduce the city’s budget, after the state of New York cut city school funding as part of an overall budget crisis. It’s unclear how this major announcement will effect schools in South Brooklyn. Parents and teachers alike at schools with young, new teachers–such as PS 58–are very concerned, because the mayor announced in March that it’s young teachers that will go first, as per union rules.

Earlier this year, the city Department of Education released a document that suggested PS 58 The Carroll School could see one more teacher cuts than any school in the district. But it’s unclear just yet what the final budget cuts for each school will be.

Teachers who’d been around a while hoped that Bloomberg’s announcement that thousands of teachers would get cut was pomp and politicking and part of his battle with the teacher’s union. But Friday’s announcement ends speculation–bad news is looming.

Read more at The New York Times.

 

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