Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio pushes for universal pre-kindergarten next year

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is pushing for universal, full-day pre-kindergarten to start next school year. De Blasio announced the launch of a working group Tuesday

De Blasio suggests raising taxes on the wealthy in order to fund pre-k for all 4-year-olds.

De Blasio suggests raising taxes on the wealthy in order to fund pre-k for all 4-year-olds. (12/4/13)

NEW YORK - Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is pushing for universal, full-day pre-kindergarten to start next school year.

De Blasio announced the launch of a working group Tuesday to help make it happen, and suggests raising taxes on the wealthy in order to fund pre-k for all 4-year-olds.

He says enrollment would grow from 20,000 to 68,000 students, the largest expansion in the nation's history.

A Quinnipiac University poll released last week found that 63 percent of voters support increasing income taxes for households making more than $500,000 a year if that money was put toward public schools.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they want to talk to a 1 Police: Man wanted for questioning in Bronx burglary pattern
Parents say a norovirus outbreak at P.S. 83 2 Norovirus at P.S. 83 Annex sickens over 100 students
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11 4 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11
Sophia Lamb, 44, was found by her mother 5 Woman found fatally stabbed in Co-op City

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE