Protest Planned on Proposed School Plan

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Lehman HS is one of our local public high schools, whose future is in doubt. The UFT has filed a law suit to stop any shutdowns, They claim that Mayor Bloomberg has created a system that favors charter schools, while failing traditional schools.

Meanwhile, there are six Bronx schools, including Lehman, which is slated to close, will instead "restart" with oversight from a nonprofit group. However, the mayor's proposed budget cuts include more than 4,000 teacher layoffs, affecting 11% of educators in the South Bronx.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says preventing pink slips is one of her top priorities.

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We need the local public high schools. I have a child and I could not pay any extra money for my child's high school for the money I'm earning. Mayor Bloomberg is out his mind.