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.
New York City's Budget War
Thursday, April 18, 2002
New York, NY —The budget war has now begun at City Hall. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg released his executive budget, revising earlier projections about the city's deficit. With a gap that's now grown to five billion dollars, the mayor says deep cuts are needed. But he still opposes the City Council's plan to avoid those cuts by raising taxes. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more on this first real showdown between the new mayor and the council.