Sign My Petition Don't Shortchange New York City School Children
Dear Governor Cuomo,
Fund Universal Pre-K and After School Programs Now! I support Mayor de Blasio's proposal for a five-year income tax increase on wealthy New Yorkers to fund full-day Universal Pre-K and major increases in after-school programs for junior high school students. In just two years, New York City would be able to provide full-day quality Pre-K for 73,000 4-year olds and after school programming for 120,000 junior high students. Do not stand in the way of New York's schoolchildren.
Don't Shortchange NYC Public Schools! The New York City public school system needs, deserves and is constitutionally entitled to adequate funding. Your 2014-15 State school aid budget provides New York City with a $230M, 2.79% increase, which is even below the Statewide average increase of 3.2%. These amounts are grossly inadequate in relation to the needs of the children of the City. Education advocates estimate that the 2007 State Campaign for Fiscal Equity implementation plan would be providing $2.7 billion more to NYC schools today if it was on track. Do not stand in the way of New York's schoolchildren.