Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
Saving City Pre-Schools
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
New York, NY —
A group of parents of preschoolers flooded the steps of the Education Department's headquarters in Lower Manhattan to protest the planned elimination of kindergarten classes at city-run day care centers.
Standing on the steps of the Tweed Building, the parents, with children in tow, said city officials cannot move the children to classes in public schools.
Laurie Bernstein says she a working mom and several public schools get out as early as 2:30 in the afternoon.
BERNSTEIN: I’m supposed to take 60, 70, 80 dollars out of my pocket to pay somebody to watch him when I don’t know how secure that is.
REPORTER: The Administration for Children's Services says it must move the classes from day care centers to public schools, to close a $62 million budget gap.