Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Public Service Announcement


In front of Francis Lewis High School, Friday, April 29th, at 4 PM.

Guest speakers will include:

Assemblywoman Grace Meng
State Senator Tony Avella
Leonie Haimson
UFT President Michael Mulgrew

Mayor Bloomberg is sitting on a 3.1 billion dollar surplus, and insists on reducing the amount of working teachers by 8.2%--to fix a deficit that doesn’t exist.

The most overcrowded school in the city has gotten a little relief, and was hoping for a little more next year. With fewer teachers, that will be tough, if not impossible.

Kids deserve better—reasonable class sizes, decent conditions, and a stable learning environment.

The last time this happened, in the 70s, there was a real financial crisis. Nonetheless, the system was thrown into chaos and we lost thousands of teachers who never returned. 

Come to Francis Lewis High School, 58-20 Utopia Parkway, Fresh Meadows NY 11365 at 4 PM on Friday. Send Mayor Bloomberg a message that putting Children First does not entail laying off their teachers when you're sitting on a huge budget surplus.
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