Many principals cut positions for art teachers in New York City

The New York Times reports that in 2009-2010, there were 135 fewer arts teachers in New York City Schools than in the previous school year, according to a report to be released by the Center for Arts Education on Thursday.

“The situation is likely to worsen next year if the city goes through with its plans to layoff 4,100 teachers to save $269 million. Estimates released in February project that 350 of those let go will be arts teachers, which would be a 15 percent drop in art, music and performing arts teachers.”

Cuts will also be made in the percentages of librarians, physical education teachers, career teachers and technology.



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