United Federation of Teachers reps, City Councilman David Yassky and others gathered outside P.S. 8 yesterday to voice their support for the Teacher’s Choice Fund. The $150 stipend it provides teachers allows them to buy classroom supplies.
NY1: “It’s a terrific program and it makes sure that dollars go directly to the classroom, directly where they’re needed,” said City Councilman David Yassky. “The mayor’s budget for this year zeros out the Teachers Choice program, eliminates it completely — not a little cut, not everything’s gotta shrink by a little bit, this gets rid of it completely. We can’t have that.”