The DOE continues to slowly starve the schools by cutting off much needed after-school programs and incredibility, in some District 75 schools, started charging 25 cents for milk that historically was free. Tweed continues to "nickel and dime" the school budgets and forces the Principal to make difficult choices in how to spend their ever-shrinking budget.
In the last two years Tweed , in their "children last" program has allowed class sizes to rise, in violation of the CFE agreement to reduce class size and also reduced school budgets by 12% and this does not include an additional 7.7% reduction by the next school year. Today, the New York Daily News reported that the City has decided not to fund many after-school programs like tutoring, Saturday school. and clubs. This can best be summered by a quote from teacher Tom Porton.