Apr 3 • 56M

Rep. Bowman's new bill, More Teaching Less Testing, and the PEP vote to approve the Mayor's education budget

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Representative Jamaal Bowman, a former NYC principal who represents sections of the Bronx and Westchester in Congress speaks about the new bill he’s just introduced, called More Teaching, Less Testing.  Then two members of the Panel for Educational Policy, the NYC school board, Tom Sheppard and Jessamyn Lee, discuss the vote last week by the Panel to approve the Mayor’s preliminary budget for schools, and explain why they voted no.

Episode Notes

Washington Post Answer Sheet on the bill, More Teaching, Less Testing

Press release from Rep. Bowman's office on the new bill. Click here to read a summary of the bill and a  section-by-section description.

Subscribe to Rep. Bowman's newsletter for updates: https://bowman.house.gov/newsletter-subscribe 

Daily News on the vote of the Panel for Educational Policy to approve the Mayor's Education Budget

Gothamist on how this budget would cuts school funding once again.