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Mayor should tap into surplus, but not lay off any city teachers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed his budget for the city and he is still insisting that he will have to lay off nearly 6,000 teachers.

What happened to that $3 billion budget surplus that we heard about? Why can’t he apply that money in lieu of laying off hardworking, dedicated, caring teachers? There is something rotten in the state of Denmark, folks.

The mayor continues to play political footsie with the hardworking teachers, firefighters, police officers and sanitation workers and all the rest of the city’s workers. It is time for him to stop his political grandstanding and look for alternate ways to close the city’s budget deficit without any layoffs of any city workers.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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