City Council members are giving failing grades to Mayor de Blasio’s proposed education budget, telling Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza the proposed cuts are unacceptable.
“I am not a happy camper when it comes to this budget Mr. Chancellor,” Councilman Mark Treyger, a Brooklyn Democrat and chair of the education committee, said.
Mayor de Blasio asked each city agency to find budget savings, and the Education Department responded with $104 million in reductions. The proposed cuts include slowing the rollout of breakfast in classrooms and eliminating extended learning time in the city’s struggling schools.
“We sought to minimize the impact to school budgets but had to make some very hard choices,” Carranza said.
At Middle School 50 in Brooklyn, extended learning time led to the creation