Wolfson, de Blasio Square Off On Education Cut, On Twitter

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio launched a new website this morning designed to pressure the Bloomberg administration to stave off teacher cuts.

Naturally, he tweeted about it this morning:


Bill de Blasio
RT @ Public Advocate launches new website that lets parents protest planned teacher la..
The effort didn’t sit well however with Bloomberg deputy mayor and communications maven Howard Wolfson, who took a break from Tweeting about Indie Rock and soccer to reply:


howard wolfson
Must have missed the site protesting state Ed cuts @ @ PA’s new website to protest ed layoffs
Which, naturally, prompted a response from the Public Advocate:

Bill de Blasio
@ Can’t blame state for all layoffs when DOE spending $52mil on tech consltnts $21mil on recruitng & $2.6mil on PR

As of press time, Wolfson has the final dig, accusing de Blasio of being silent when the debate mattered (It is worth nothing that de Blasio’s former boss, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, had the greatest power of anyone to prevent teacher layoffs.)


howard wolfson
@ wish you had been this vocal when state cut us 1b in Ed funds

As public advocate, de Blasio is practically constitutionally required to throw bricks at the mayor, but this is the first time I’ve seen a mayoral aide respond via social media