Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No Roger, No Rerun, No Budget Cuts

Today at 3:30pm, join the crowd at the Continental subway stop and show how you feel about the major budget cuts at our schools in the new budget. It's bad enough we have to fight the state for our promised share, but our city too? But at least we spent millions of secret slush fund money on the High Line park which overlooks the $500 million Hudson River Park, and what Queens five year old isn't going to appreciate that?
More information on the revolution here: http://www.pa101.org/uft.htm A clip:
A Promise Kept: Last year, the City and State of New York made a historic commitment to reverse years of shortchanging city schools. The governor and state Legislature, despite falling revenues and daunting budget deficits, kept that promise. In April, the governor and Legislature actually exceeded their commitment with an increase more than $600 million for New York City public schools.

A Promise Broken: The City of New York also promised our students additional funding. However, the mayor, while sitting on a multi-billion-dollar budget surplus, put forth a school budget for the 2008-09 school year that is $450 million less than what was promised.
We will be picketing at 3:30 and 4:30 following extended day and the after school program. We will be stationed on the corner of Queens Blvd by the 71st street station and the Midway Theatre.