Some on the City Council aren’t satisfied with Mayor de Blasio’s vow to shift the school-security budget from the NYPD to the Department of Education: They want to pull the safety agents out of schools altogether.
At a recent hearing, a furious Councilman Daneek Miller (D-Queens) rightly called the idea “absurd.” But Education Committee Chairman Mark Treyger (D-Brooklyn), a former teacher and proud United Federation of Teachers member, loves it — saying the resources should go for more social workers and guidance counselors.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, meanwhile, claims the safety agents are an unaccountable force that has committed verbal, physical and sexual abuse of schoolchildren. And Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan and a candidate for Manhattan borough president), asked: “Why would we want anyone who is part of a paramilitary organization to be in our schools?”
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