NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some teachers, parents and students are asking Albany to reject the city’s request not to fully staff its public school libraries, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.
The city is asking state Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. to waive the requirement to have a certain amount of librarians in public schools. The city would need to employ 280 librarians to be compliant, City Councilwoman Letitia James said at a rally in front of Tweed Courthouse on Wednesday.
“And for the Department of Education or this administration to argue that we can’t afford it is ridiculous given the fact that we spend $100 million on charter schools,” James said.