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Bloomberg Targets Teachers' Unions In State Of The City | Care2 Causes

Bloomberg Targets Teachers' Unions In State Of The City | Care2 Causes

When Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg delivered his first State of the City address in 2002, he promised to rebuild Lower Manhattan, but he also spoke at length about the city’s much-maligned school system. Every year since then, New York’s mayor has made education a central focus of his State of the City speech. Speaking last Thursday, Bloomberg devoted most of his 11th and penultimate State of the City address to the cause of education, presumably wanting this to be part of his legacy. Specifically, the mayor proposed a merit-pay system that would award top performers with $20,000 raises, and he threatened to remove as many as half of teachers working in dozens of struggling schools. “We Have Only Climbed Halfway Up The Mountain” From The New York Times : Mr. Bloomberg vowed to double down on his longstanding efforts to revive the city’s long-struggling schools, saying, “We ha...

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