Daily News: Bloomberg to slash teaching jobs, child care

Among programs in danger are the same 20 fire companies that have faced closure nearly every year of Bloomberg’s mayoralty — only to be saved by City Council during budget negotiations — and day care and after-school programs for as many as 47,000 children.

The budget would raise parking meter rates, cut funding for child vision screenings and slash the number of recreation days prisoners get from seven to five.

But the most controversial element in mayor’s proposal is his plan to cut 1,800 teaching jobs — a move he said he’s been forced to make by a hostile union that won’t reach a deal with him on teacher evaluations.


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