Education officials unveil 2005 preliminary budget for Bronx and city schools
New York City education officials unveiled the 2005 preliminary budget Monday, but not everyone is pleased.
The budget calls for roughly $12 billion in funding for Bronx and city schools for 2005. But Randi Weingarten, president of the teachers' union, says her biggest complaint with the proposed budget is that it doesn't address classroom overcrowding.
Meantime, social promotion was a hot topic during the budget hearing. The Department of Education's preliminary budget includes $25 million for the summer school program for third-graders in danger of being held back.