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.
More Work Hours for Welfare Recipients?
Monday, June 24, 2002
New York, NY —The debate over welfare reform moves to the senate this summer as lawmakers consider changes to the 1996 welfare law. President Bush wants to make welfare recipients work more hours. But some New Yorkers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, worry that's going to be too hard to do here in New York City. As WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, Washington's proposals seem to conflict with Mayor Bloomberg's own plans for the next phase of welfare reform.