Archive for July 23rd, 2004

23rd July
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, July 23, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

 For the first time in more than a quarter century, there will be deep cuts to school budgets that will reach the classroom. Dispatches from principals from every corner of Gotham’s school system, as well as from the business types who inhabit the cubicles in the six regional operating centers, confirm that virtually all schools received budget cuts that in some cases exceed 20%. 

    These are not cuts to the bureaucracy. This is what principals term “blood money,” the minimal required funding to run their schools.These cuts were first reported last week in the Staten Island Advance and Newsday.  (more…)