Contact: Mike Loughran, (212) 669-3747 January 29, 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. – City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following on the Mayor’s FY 2014 Preliminary Budget:
“In order to make up the budget shortfall resulting from City Hall’s failed negotiating strategy on teacher evaluations, the Mayor has decided to scapegoat our City’s public school teachers. The real fault, however, lies with his own misguided ideology, which could cost our children over $720 million this year alone. He should look to the DOE’s runaway consultant spending rather than make cuts to the classroom.
“This budget illustrates the Mayor’s continuous refusal to negotiate contracts with our City’s workforce, which he is leaving for the next administration. His reliance on one-shots and a ‘my way or the highway’ negotiation strategy has led us here, and, sadly, our kids will pay the price.”
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