Sing Tao Daily: 700 People Shout to Push to Restore OST Program
By Di Wang
New York – Mayor Bloomberg’s new fiscal year budget will cut the OST program and Lower East Manhattan will lose 3,000 OST spots. Yesterday (May 3rd), about 700 parents and children gathered at PS 137 located at East Broadway to protest, asking the city government to restore this funding, otherwise, in the Fall a large number of children will have no place to go after school and could be forced into the streets. The negative impact is hard to imagine.
Many elected officials including State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined protests and made speeches.