Wednesday, February 6

More principals speak out on budget cuts; plus, a protest rally

We just added a dozen more principal responses to our compendium of what schools are cutting as a result of last week's budget cuts. The most frequent things to go: After school programs, extra tutoring, and per diem personnel. Principals say classes will be more crowded and students who need extra help won't get it -- not quite the "no impact whatsoever" that the mayor promised.

Principals, teachers, and parents aren't going to take the cuts without a fight. Tonight, parents are getting together in Park Slope to rally against the budget cuts. (6:30 p.m., John Jay building. Map) Tomorrow, UFT President Randi Weingarten and local union leaders are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the cuts. Visit the Insideschools calendar for details on how to RSVP.

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