Mayor Adams is slashing city spending across the board – affecting police hiring, parks and sanitation programs, public library hours, and a host of other municipal services. Now, another recipient of deep cuts, public schools, are fighting back. UFT President Michael Mulgrew held a news conference on Dec. 21, in which he announced that the teachers union is suing to block the cuts. A $550 million dollar cut in education funding is at stake. While the Mayor has cited the growing migrant crisis as a justification for the cuts, those who oppose them say that despite that reality, the city has a budget surplus of $3.6 billion. A statement in the suit says that the real problem is “a ‘crisis’ of budget management, leadership and problem solving,” not the issue of migrants coming to New York.
Read the full story by the Associated Press, published here: https://www.edweek.org/leadership/new-york-citys-teachers-union-sues-mayor-eric-adams-over-steep-cuts-to-public-schools/2023/12