Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chancellor Carmen Farina visit Bronx school to push more after-school programs

The two are highlighting the kind of activities they want to see in all of the city's middle schools. (1/10/14)

THE BRONX - Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Farina paid a visit this week to a Morris Heights middle school.

De Blasio and Farina took a tour of the Bronx School of Young Leaders to get a first-hand look at a public school with a multitude of after-school programs.

The two are highlighting the kind of activities they want to see in all of the city's middle schools as they try to secure more funding.

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The mayor also reiterated his case for a tax increase on the wealthy in order to increase after-school programs and implement universal pre-kindergarten.
 

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