City Council proposal would bring additional teachers to Bronx and city schools

Many Bronx parents and students say they are in favor of a new City Council proposal aimed at bringing additional teachers to city schools. City Council members want to extend the millionaire?s tax, which comes from those with an income of $500,000 or more. Some of those tax dollars are used for education, but the tax is set to expire this month. If extended, that tax money would be used to hire more teachers. Under the proposal, elementary class size would drop to 17 children per teacher and 22 students per teacher in middle schools. Currently, most of the classes are pushing nearly 30 students. If the proposal makes it in this year?s budget, it could be in place by September. The bill still needs Mayor Bloomberg?s (R-NY) support.

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