Since this year's budget cuts, hundreds of New York City schools have had to cut student services, leading to an increased average class size, and loss of extracurricular clubs and activities. Teachers have been fired, and classrooms are without textbooks and supplies.
Since 2007, the budget for city schools has decreased 14%. This year alone, it was cut 2.4%. Principals are dealing with these cuts by increasing class sizes, and buying fewer textbooks. A survey conducted on 784 public schools revealed over a third of high schools have had to cut advanced placement classes, electives, and physical education courses.
Because of these cuts, students have had to deal with a lack of basic stationary supplies such as paper, pens and workbooks.
If these budget cuts continue, our city's already low graduation rate will continue to decline. The overall quality of our students' education will decrease dramatically, and the generation of our future will be an uneducated mess. Please sign this petition so that students enrolled in the public school system can get the quality education they deserve.
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