Judge says he will toss out New York City school budget

A bitter fight over drastic cuts in school spending made its way into a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, where a judge sided with teachers and parents and said he would cancel the recently adopted Education Department budget.

The State Supreme Court judge, Justice Lyle E. Frank, heard from lawyers representing parents and teachers, who have argued that the cuts come at a terrible time for schools trying to recover from the pandemic, and from lawyers for the city, who have argued that New York can’t keep paying for thousands of students who have left its schools.

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