In the face of devastating cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic, stakeholders were at the New York State Education Department Wednesday pleading for a swift and equitable remedy.
Facing 20% cuts across the board, school superintendents were there, along with lawmakers and other stakeholders demanding a swift solution to a dilemma that impacts more than 700 school districts across New York.
What everyone is hoping for is that federal stimulus money will come from Washington, although there didn’t seem to be anyone at the news conference who thought if it were to happen, it would happen any time soon.
So there was a call for the state to come up with their own creative solution, whether it be higher taxes for the wealthy or creating a stock transfer tax on Wall Street investments.
However, beyond the issue of finding enough money, there was also a call for all school districts