De Blasio: NYC can handle universal pre-K, but needs funding to implement it

A recent poll found most New Yorkers in

A recent poll found most New Yorkers in favor of higher taxes to fund statewide universal pre-K. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

Mayor Bill de Blasio released a progress report today on his universal pre-K program, saying the city has all the necessary tools to implement the program, but lacks funding.

De Blasio says the program can get started this fall and provide full-day pre-K to more than 50,000 students starting in September. Lawmakers in Albany need to decide if de Blasio can increase taxes on wealthy city residents...

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