DNAinfo: Bloomberg’s Proposed Cuts ‘Dire’ for Children, de Blasio Report Charges
By Trevor Kapp
NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to slash child care and after-school programs could have “dire consequences” for children, families and city government, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio charged in a new report.
The 2013 executive budget proposes to cut $175 million from early childcare and education programs and vouchers, the report charges, and threatens to pass on $845 million in costs to future mayoral administrations to make up for the deficiencies.
Some 47,000 children are in danger of losing services, de Blasio’s report charges.