May 19, 2020

From NYC Parents to Principals, Mayor De Blasio’s Decision During COVID-19 to Fill Teacher Openings From Troubled Absent Teacher Reserve Sparks Worries

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As the coronavirus continues to ravage the United States and its economy — and as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos redirects federal relief money earmarked for poor students to those in wealthy communities — state and district leaders have been left scrambling in anticipation of significant financial losses.

New York City, the largest school district in the country, is no exception. Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that the state’s school funding could get cut in half, and Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a citywide savings plan that included slashing the education budget by roughly $827 million, according to Chalkbeat.

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