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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Paterson Rebukes Bloomberg Over Budget Cuts

Following the Chancellor's press conference and letter to principals where he attempted to shift blame to the state for the city's education budget shortfall, Governor David Paterson issued this statement through his press secretary, Errol Cockfield:

"The lack of flexibility in State funding reflects the State's policy that Contract for Excellence funding should go disproportionately to schools with the greatest needs. If the City were not reducing its own promised spending for schools, it would have sufficient money to balance funds for other schools if it chose to do so."

Clearly, this governor is not falling for DOE spin.

Last week the Bloomberg administration was blaming teachers for the cuts they were about to force on schools, this week the state is at fault. So much for "accountability".

1 comment:

Leonie Haimson said...

next time they'll try to blame the NYC parent blog!