Tuesday Trends: Cuts in NYC Childcare on way
Samantha Levine, a spokesperson for the administration, replied that the city’s early-child-care program “remains among the most generous and comprehensive.” She said the changes, which will reduce the number of programs, but ostensibly improve the quality of those that survive, “will strengthen the system, helping our youngest children develop socially and intellectually during the most important learning years of their lives.”
She did not comment on the cuts to the after-school system.
More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/bloomberg-budget-cuts-child-care-after-school-programs_n_1475333.html
Perhaps if they stopped paying wages to their “trouble” teachers (and contributing to their pensions) who are sitting in a room awaiting their hearing and doing nothing they wouldn’t have to cut funding. If I remember correctly, the teachers awaiting hearing wait about 3 years, so they get paid do just sit in a room and wait. Imagine what could be paid for if they stopped that nonsense. Watch “Waiting for Superman”, it is an eye opener. BlueBelles
When people have to leave their jobs they will be called lazy because they will have to get some sort of Govt. assistance. I would rather see children in a learning environment and the parents making a salary. nj fl
Thousands of jobs will be lost at non-profit agencies with the shuttering of these programs.” That is the point isn’t it? The new system forces single parents to go to work and dump their child on the so called not for profit caretakers but the government will pay the daycare $500.00 a week for daycare while the mom earns $7.00 an hour instead of staying at home.America has been brainwashed into thinking ALL OUR TAXES ARE BEING SPENT ON WELFARE. lklphotogirl
You need all levels of income for a city to succeed. Low income families need child support. Then let parents deduct all costs of raising their children from their taxes. Let them get credits if they pay too much children are our future. I would rather educate them than pay for it later. Ie poor health, mental health, prisons. Why do businesses get to deduct all sorts of crazy things. Unless our politicians really only care about corporations and not people. murfiani39