Brooklyn | Coronavirus in NY: Attendance plummets as pressure mounts on de Blasio to close schools

From the article:

The statements from the United Federation of Teachers and a dozen City Council members — including Speaker Corey Johnson — ramped up the pressure on de Blasio, who has resisted similar calls for days.

“We understand the immense disruption this will create for our families,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said. “But right now, more than a million students and staff crisscross the city every day on their way to schools, putting themselves and others at risk of exposure and increasing the likelihood of bringing exposure into their homes and communities.”

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