Bill de Blasio just kicked off his official campaign to bring universal pre-kindergarten to all four-year-olds by raising taxes on New York City’s wealthiest citizens. Never mind the winter solstice. We’re blinded by the light.
The new mayor’s plan, a cornerstone of his agenda to combat inequality, aims to close the gap of the nearly 50,000 children, who now spend only half a day in pre-kindergarten—which will decidedly not do the trick—or who have no access whatsoever to the kind of high-quality early learning experiences so critical to school readiness and academic competence. To foot the bill, . . . Read full article →