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“Stop the Cuts and Save our Schools”

The UFT’s new TV ad began airing Saturday, May 22. The ad asks parents, teachers and community members to call, write and e-mail their legislators to urge them to protect after-school programs, save schools from teacher layoffs and urges the “blame the teacher crowd and the Wall Street Hedge Funds behind them,” to stop playing politics with New York’s children.

For more information, go to ProtectingOurKids.org.

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3 Comments:

  • 1 Competing Interests | DeTocqueville's Daughter
    · May 27, 2010 at 11:41 am

    […] behind them”– to “quit playing politics” with the school children of New York. EdWise has the TV ad that the UFT began running last week in an attempt to prevent the possible $500 […]

  • 2 Ruth Joy
    · May 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Teachers’ interests are not always the same as students’ interests, though, and what’s best for teachers is not always what’s best for kids.

  • 3 Larry Littlefield
    · Jun 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    In New York City, total education spending is budgeted to rise this year. That is also true adjusted for inflation, because there isn’t any, and overall wages, which are down.

    The recipients of public school education will simply be getting less for their money, despite last year’s tax increases. With more of this to come in FY 2012, when the consequences really hit.