Huffington Post: Bloomberg’s Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Jobs: Survey
Bloomberg’s Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Jobs: Survey
By Saki Knafo
May 24, 2012
Thousands of New York City parents said they’d quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school problems, according to a new report by Campaign for Children, a coalition of local community organizations. The budget for 2013 proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg would eliminate after-school and childcare slots for more than 47,000 children. Advocates for children’s services have been fighting the cuts since March, arguing that the effects would be devastating on families and the economy if the city government passes cuts in its final budget at the end of June.