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.
Bloomberg and the Homeless
Friday, January 11, 2002
New York, NY —Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed a new commissioner of Homeless Services. Linda Gibbs will take over the post – after previously serving as a deputy commissioner at the Administration for Children’s Services. There are now almost 30 thousand adults and families staying in the city shelter system – a record number. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, the new mayor’s approach to the problem seems very different from that of his predecessor.