If you thought it was bad in NYC this year....

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    I clicked on it once earlier this afternoon, and it took me to one article, now it goes to another. Maybe the link is on some sort of rotation?
     
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    they say this every year...

    Last year they were going to layoff 4000 cops (DH's job) and 4000 teachers. neither happened- they actually opened up positions in NYPD.
     
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    I hope this is the case as my niece is going to be starting kindergarten next year. She's used to small class size in her preschool and would probably be off-kilter with a ton of classmates.
     
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    Well good thing I didn't try to get a job in NYC. :) Though I feel horrible for the students. :(
     
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    I still didn't read anything about laying off teachers, but it was a very interesting link about the new non-teacher chancellor!
     
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    Oh no, wait...I went back and read more carefully...there I saw it! How sad...40-50 kids per class? Why would any teacher want to do that?
     
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    It must be a revolving link. When I clicked it earlier it WAS about teacher layoffs......
     
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    Nevermind....our posts crossed.
     
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    Imagine that! That seems to be happening a lot tonight...:lol:
     
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    :spitwater:

    I don't know why?

    Back to the OP....the economy isn't getting notably better anytime soon. While I'm saddened to hear of massive layoffs, I'm not terribly shocked. I hope things start looking up before irreparable damage is done.
     
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    Hopefully this will end up not being the case. Those would be some very big classes.
     
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    That's horrible! Real learning cannot happen in class of that size.
     
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    40-50 kids per class. Wow! I teach in the private sector with only 14 students and despite the pay difference, I could never imagine leaving the private sector to teach 50 kids in one class. I really hope included in that 50 student class is two full-time teacher assistants and a rack of parent volunteers
     
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    Nobody really cares. As long as it's not their job that's getting axed. Then they care.
     
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    people care.... but its hard to freak out when this happens every year!!!

    John Lee: Are you in NYC? I am. Every year Bloomberg is going to layoff cops, teachers, firefighters. It rarely happens. It is usually some media ploy to get whatever he wants, and right now he wants Cathie Black as head of DOE.
     
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    I guess in California districts are being asked to decide on budget cuts now rather than waiting. Just how many years in a row can we survive cuts?

    I will try to find the link but the San Diego School District voted this week to go back to half-day kindergarten and raise class size in kinder with no aide to 29....and I bet they will expect the same results as full day with 24 kids....

    There were a lot more proposals - that is just the one I remember.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.sandi.net/20451010611403253/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=72859
     

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