Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
Snapshot | City Workers Rally Against Layoffs and Budget Cuts
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Thousands of city workers rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday, following a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts to teachers, childcare, parks and library workers.
Jane Jacobs, who works in the catalog division of the Queens library, in Jamaica, held a yellow sign to protest cuts that would eliminate some of her co-workers.