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“If you want to help a working family, give them a free early education,” de Blasio said.
Experts say early childhood education in public schools helps students improve academic and social skills, while offering free childcare in a city where day care can cost an average of $11,648 to $16,250 a year.
The Department of Education is getting the word out to help families apply to what is perhaps the signature achievement of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration: free pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-old New Yorkers.
Universal Pre-K launches with over 50,000 children enrolled.
A deal hammered out and approved by the New York State Senate yesterday provides a potential path forward on universal pre-K in New York City as well as statewide.
De Blasio said the tax on the rich wasn't a 'atx for tax's sake...It was always about achieving the end.'
When asked about what he'd do to Upper East Side next, de Blasio said, 'We have an experimental effort to get locusts in up there.'
"I don't mind it. I can afford it."
Mayor de Blasio today released a report on the precise ways in which his proposed income tax surcharge on the city's highest earners will benefit the program.
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