Tag Archives: Budget Battle

Been down so long…

It’s nobody’s ideal situation to be counted part of the “working poor”.  Still, as we all know, bad things happen to good people and especially in this economy we’ve all had friends and neighbors lose their jobs, lose their homes, … Continue reading

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“A genuine crisis” in NY State Education

Now that he’s the “outgoing state Education Commissioner, ” David Steiner has the freedom to speak his mind regarding schools, funding, and those standardized tests we cram down kid’s throats starting in the 4th Grade.  Anyway, soon-to-be-ex-Commissioner Steiner speaks the truth, and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Boroughs

Yes, we know there are some very well-to-do parts of Brooklyn.  Yes, we know Manhattan’s a bit more multi-layered than what’s between 5th and Park from 59th up to 86th.  We all know there are two very different realities to … Continue reading

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Education Budget Battle Round-Up

In case you’ve missed all the news: The Legislature votes on Gov. Cuomo’s budget next week.  He’s still insisting We, the People pull money from schools instead of making the 4.3% of NY’ers making 200K/yr+ pay their fare share.  We’re … Continue reading

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Gov Cuomo: All Budget Cuts, All The Time

The Sunday NYTimes drops yet another editorial lambasting Governor Andy’s almost pathological need to steal money from our kid’s classrooms while giving a tax break to people lucky enough to earn $200,000/yr.  

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Notes from the Education Budget Battle

Things are decidedly heating up in the battle to stop Governor Cuomo’s plan to cut $1,500,000,000 from our state’s school system.  For those of you keeping score at home, that’s $600,000,000 for NYC alone.  We’re fighting as fast as we … Continue reading

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College and Careers, Not Budget Cuts!

Join with your fellow Brooklynites in protesting Governor Cuomo’s plan to cut $1.5B from our schools Continue reading

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