New York City school kids who are being bullied now have a hotline they can call, one staffed by mental health professionals.
Demonstrators gathered outside the state office building on 125th Street in Harlem to demand the NAACP withdraw from a lawsuit filed by the United Federation of Teachers.
As City Hall plans to eliminate as many as 6,000 New York City teachers, there is a demand for more accountability at the Department of Education.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the lawsuit claims the city broke its promises to give failing schools the support needed to improve.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that unless teacher seniority rules are changed, the city could have to lay off nearly every teacher hired in the last five years.
United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said the formula used to produce the reports was in its “developmental stage” and had a 60 point margin of error.
Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo is already sharpening his budget ax and school aid is among his first targets. He said the billions New York has spent to educate children has not paid off in results.
United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew is trying to stop education Chancellor Joel Klein from releasing a controversial teacher evaluation.