May 26th, 2011

CEJ to Mayor Bloomberg: No Excuses for School Cuts!

Responding to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed cuts of 6,000 teaching positions and his recent claims that NYC public school parents “don’t understand the value of education”, CEJ parents parked a school bus at City Hall on May 25th and invited the mayor to stand with us, not against us, by traveling to Albany to get the funds New York City’s children desperately need. See a video of the event here.

Though the mayor has blamed Albany for his own drastic cuts to education and other essential services, he has not advocated for a solution to restore the cuts, nor has he supported revenue solutions such as the Millionaire’s Tax—a continuation of the tax on the wealthiest state residents favored by more than two out of three New Yorkers.

CEJ parents are continuing to fight restore the cuts to education. Stay tuned for upcoming events!