The New School: New Coalition Wins Fight for Childcare and Afterschool Programs
Abigail Kramer June 26, 2012
After months of high-stakes volleying, a new coalition of childcare and afterschool advocates has won a decided victory in the latest round of New York City budget ping-pong: Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council announced a deal on Monday to save slots for about 47,000 children in programs that were set to be slashed in the city’s 2012-2013 budget. Details of the plan won’t be released until Thursday, when the council holds its formal budget vote, but the childcare and afterschool slots will be reinstated with about $150 million in additional funding for the Administration for Children’s Services and the Department of Youth and Community Development
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