Statement from The People’s Plan on the implications of the November 2022 Financial Plan
The council should reject these disruptive and unnecessary mid-year cuts, reaffirm the promise of universal 3-K, and tell Mayor Adams to focus on fixing the administrative rot that has decimated city agencies during his first year in office.
Advocate pressure results in temporary reversal of regressive Adams policy
The New York City Department of Education announced today that FY24 federal stimulus money will be used to hold all New York City schools harmless for register changes, a temporary reversal of the administration policy announced earlier this year. In the face of months of denial and inaction by the Adams administration, the intense public pressure applied by education advocates and allied council members was decisive in winning this temporary policy reversal, adding limited resources for schools serving new asylum-seeking families and saving hundreds of other schools from the additional mid-year cuts that the Adams administration had originally planned. The DOE announcement underlines the fact that the policy reversal is temporary and they plan to continue mid-year cuts again next year.
Council speaker claps back at AOC’s budget gripes
City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams responded to a series of tweets Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made in recent days lambasting funding choices in the city’s $101.1 billion budget.
Budget fracas a setback for Council’s progressive movement
The budget vote revealed a fissure within City Council’s Progressive Caucus — a sprawling group containing the budget’s fiercest opponents and the leaders whipping votes for it.
Parents, teachers and students rally against New York City school cuts
Education advocates – including students, parents and teachers – gathered outside of New York City Hall to rally against the City Council’s decision to decrease the public school budget by around $215 million.
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NYC schools budget protest
The City Council was set to vote on a budget that would shave about $215 million from the Department of Education. That has sparked protests.
Families protest $215M or more in NYC education budget cuts
A $215 million cut to the Department of Education’s budget is anticipated because of declining enrollment at New York City public schools, officials said. Parents, teachers and students protested on Monday.