Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference today to announce that nearly 22,000 families had signed up for universal pre-kindergarten on the first registration day—but had to confess that his administration had yet to find all the space it wants, or to vet contracts with all the necessary providers with the comptroller’s office.
Convening with top Manhattan elected officials at the Boys and Girls Harbor program in East Harlem, Mr. de Blasio trumpeted that his flagship initiative had attracted 21,938 applicants through yesterday, up from roughly 6,500 last year. The mayor, joined by Deputy Mayor for Education Richard Buery, said the program would increase by almost 20,000—from roughly 53,000 to 70,000—and add 18,000 new seats, even though it still was working to find locations for pre-K programs across the city.
“Do we have all the space we’re looking for? No. We’re still looking. We have a lot of space, but we’re continuing to look for space,” he said.
Anyone see a correlation with his execution of pre-k and his affordable housing plan yet?
Big Slow is equating success with the number of applicants, even though as with the supposed low rent apts. in 80-20's there aren't enough to go around as people are left hanging.
This guy officially doesn't know what he's doing. And he's supposed to be on the side of the people.
Although there are stories of the ones that were able to enroll their kids. Guess which ones...
This is a big bullshit cash giveaway!
You should see some of the shithole storefront daycare/Pre-K places in Queens! Do any kids even attend?
Why not just hand the business owners fat envelopes of cash and save the money wasted on rudimentary renovations and signage?
This is because some of the locations inspected were found to have an inability of some kind to teach pre-K.
Affordable housing is just one piece of the equation. You need the transportation, the school space, the commercial space, the industrial space. This is the only means to halt the rise in prices: enough new supply to dump cold water on the real estate market.
So he's planning all this affordable housing and more people are"going to be packed into this city. But no where does this bozzo equate where these children are going to go to school or even now where they are going to school and pre-k. He is a*s backwards in his way of thinking, no common sense or courtesy for the residents of this city. Everything he does is a failure.
Full-funding to every Friend of Al Sharpton and Charlene who says they have a daycare.
The Mayor needs to attend pre K. In the words of Fred Sanford, "Yo big dummy"!
Pre-K, just another term for a publicly funded baby sitting service.
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