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.
Joel Klein on Schools and Stimulus
Friday, February 06, 2009
New York, NY —
Mayor Bloomberg and schools chancellor Joel Klein have threatened to cut up to 15,000 teaching positions unless Albany restores $770 million in proposed cuts with federal stimulus aid. WNYC’s Beth Fertig sat down with Chancellor Klein this week. She asked him if the prospect of layoffs was just a bargaining tactic now that federal money looks likely.