Monday, September 5, 2011

NYC Public School Parents: Happy Labor Day? Not for school aides, or our kids

NYC Public School Parents: Happy Labor Day? Not for school aides, or our kids:

Happy Labor Day? Not for school aides, or our kids


Happy Labor Day and welcome back to a new school year. I hope you had a good summer and rest. Unfortunately, the DOE has not been honoring those who work in our schools. Instead, they are planning to lay-off nearly 800 school aides and other school-based personnel; people who help our kids every day.
The day before school begins, on Wednesday, at 4 PM in front of Tweed, we are co-sponsoring a protest against the proposed lay-offs; for more on these layoffs, see Juan Gonzalez’ column here.
This year, we also expect to return to a much diminished teaching force; with more than 3000 or more teaching positions lost and/or teachers excessed, While enrollment is still increasing, this is likel

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