Budget cuts on NYC after school program’s is a growing concern for many parents, which in some cases provide an affordable child care that enables them to hold on a job knowing their kids are safe and learning. According to the article in the New York Times Curtailing a service that parents depend on, mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing to cut back on New York’s 454 sites which provide students with enrichment programs from 3 to 6pm. the proposal would reduce the 454 sites to 261 sites, which would save $19 million in a budget of $67 billion .
This proposal would affect students who are benefiting from after school programs that are ranked as one of the best in the city , for example a site due for closing is Intermediate school 318 in wiilliamsberg, which produced the best middle school chess team in America and recently won the national high school championship. All the team members learned how to play chess at this schools after school program, and were featured on the front page of the New York Times last month . If the proposal is accepted, the end of these schools top rated after school programs have come to an end and for some it will be seen as an educational apocalypse.