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Bloomberg: state cuts could mean 15,000 fewer NYC teachers

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:19 AM

Some notable quotes from Bloomberg's radio show this morning.

On congestion pricing: “Balancing the budget by doing something like
this is not a smart thing to do.” The mayor said the money needs to be earmarked for transit programs, in order to work.

On layoffs: “Which do we want? 10 or 15,000 fewer teachers, or continue
a bonus program?" Also, he said, "a billion dollars is 15,000 teachers," referring to the size reduced aid to city schools he's expecting from Albany.

On Trump wanting to run the new Tavern on the Green: “You don't automatically give it someone because they say to the paper I’m willing to do it.” “Donald [Trump] is a promoter and I
think he’s a very good one…I really do like him.”

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Comments [4]

Larry Littlefield

"You seem misguided by all the BS"

There is plenty of BS. There is also a tabulation of school spending by category by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. You can download a spreadsheet with my tabulation of it, along with an explanation of how that tabulation was done, here.

http://www.r8ny.com/blog/larry_littlefield/census_bureau_fy_2008_education_finance_data.html

You can see a tabulation of data on NYC pensions compared with others, also based on data compiled by the governments division of the U.S. Census Bureau, here.

http://www.r8ny.com/blog/larry_littlefield/state_and_local_finance_and_the_future_part_i_pensions.html

Jan. 29 2011 11:18 PM
Guest

You seem misguided by all the BS the politicians are telling you. There is to much foolish spending outside the classroom. Are you aware schools are forced to order supplies from vendors who have contracts with the city. In return they increase their prices 5 to 10 times the cost it would be if they were able to go elsewhere. Moreover, the city has a department that deliver supplies to the schools. This department delivers heavy material as well as the small ones. They are scheduled from 7:30 to 3:30. They are only aloud to make 3 deliveries which has them done by 11:00 am. Do not ask me what they do for the rest of their paid day's. Free cars, ez passes, cell phones to supervisors is another way the DOE wastes money. But hey lets blame those who dedicate their lives to help others. That makes sense.

Jan. 28 2011 11:37 PM
Guest

laying off more teachers? Why bother telling kids an eduction is important when our politicians are showing them it isnt?

Jan. 28 2011 11:30 PM
Larry Littlefield

Add in at least another 5,000 teachers to fully fund the pensions that are already guaranteed, no matter how much future teachers (if and when there ever are any) are shafted.

Sounds like the parameters are beginning to come into focus. And that's what we'll get while spending $20,000 per student -- $240,000 per 20 students -- including the cost of the retired.

Jan. 28 2011 05:18 PM

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