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Monday, May 9, 2011

Please Join us May 12 at City Hall to protest horrific cuts to our schools!

1.     The mayor announced his proposed budget on Friday.  It is a horror show.  It would lead to the elimination of over 6,000 teaching positions, while leaving the central and mid-level bureaucracy intact and continuing to increase spending on private consultants and contracts. 
It is a budget that puts kids LAST; and would cause the sharpest increases in class size in at least 30 years.  I have blogged about this here and here, and here is a NY1 clip about the proposed cuts. 
Please join us, other parents and education advocacy groups to protest Bloomberg’s inhumane budget this Thursday, May 12 at 4 PM in the City Hall area, on the Brooklyn Bridge side of City Hall park. 
We will meet with other organizations as we march to Water Street, urging the mayor and the City Council to ask wealthy New Yorkers and the banks to pay their fair share instead.
When: Thursday, May 12 at 4 PM.
Where: City Hall area, on the Brooklyn Bridge side. (4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge; 2, 3 to Park Pl; R, W to City Hall, A, C, E, 1, 2 to Chambers St.)
What: Rally and march to protest the mayor’s horrific budget cuts to schools and other vital services.
Class Size Matters will be leading  “teach-ins” at Water St. at the march's end about the budget’s cuts likely effects on class size and other funding options.  Please also  CLICK HERE TO RSVP on the FACEBOOK PAGE, and check back frequently for updates.

1 comment:

Sally A. Friedman said...

MY PREDICTION: Bloomberg will run for VP next year. Voters may read my book to see his record.