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Mulgrew to Council Speaker: Shouldn't Wait for Adams, Reduce Class Size

By RICHARD STEIER rsteier@thechiefleader.com
Posted 12/10/21

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew Dec. 9 was joined by parents, education advocates and several City Council Members who are former Teachers in urging Council Speaker Corey Johnson to call a vote on a bill that would reduce class size and, not incidentally, require the hiring of 11,000 additional Teachers over the next five years.

Standing outside the West Gate of City Hall, Leonie Haimson, the executive director of Class Size Matters, noted that in July, Mr. Johnson had become one of the bill's 41 sponsors, and when he became Speaker nearly four years ago, he had pledged that he would ensure that any measure backed by at least 34 members of the 51-member body would be put to a vote.

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