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Tell Albany to Pass NYC's Universal Pre-K Plan

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Tell Albany to Pass NYC's Universal Pre-K Plan

To be delivered to The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo

Petition Statement

I support New York City's proposal to finally implement universal, free pre-K and after-school programs for middle school students, paid for by asking New Yorkers who earn more than $500,000 a year to pay a little bit more in taxes.
There are currently 7,031 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

We know Pre-K and after-school work. Study after study shows that high-quality investments in early education and extended day learning can boost student achievement and success for years afterward.

But today, most children in New York City still don’t have access to free full-day, high quality Pre-K, and tens of thousands of middle school students miss out on educational after-school programs.

Universal Pre-K is not a new idea. In fact, Albany has been talking about universal Pre-K ever since 1997. But the money to make it a reality has never come through.

To expand Pre-K and after-school, we need a steady, predictable source of funding. That’s why we need Albany to pass UPKNYC’s plan to pay for these critical investments by asking New Yorkers who earn more than $500,000 a year to pay a little bit more in taxes.

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