Bloomberg, money and teacher layoffs

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:51 AM

Michael Bloomberg is asking Albany for $600 million in support, saying if the city doesn't get it, he'd be forced to do more than shrink the teacher workforce by 6,000.

But during his radio show this morning, Bloomberg said getting that $600 million from Albany won't necessarily save those teacher jobs.

The $600 million from Albany "has nothing to do with the 6,000" teacher jobs, Bloomberg said. He went to say, "if we get more money, we have to step back [and ask] do you want more cops or more teachers?"


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