New York Times: Curtailing a Service That Parents Depend On

May 27, 2012

Curtailing a Service That Parents Depend On


At P.S. 24, three students and one of their after-school counselors, Eric Torres, who himself once attended the program.


Are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council doing their traditional budget dance?

Every year, the mayor proposes cutting certain vital city programs and then, at the last minute, the City Council comes to the rescue by restoring at least some of the money.

Council members look like heroes and the mayor gets himself a point or two toward future favors.

It’s a little like professional wrestling.

Of course, some years the mayor means it, and then it’s a little like the war on terror.

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