We call attention to the overwhelming evidence that investing in the health and education of children is the highest-return investment available to society. We recognize the critical role of parents and a range of support programs that enrich the years of early development.
For the last decade, New York City has been immersed in a debate about how to improve our failing schools. While significant progress has been made to improve accountability, student performance is still abysmal.
The mayor has consistently demonstrated his commitment to New York City's children. That is why the mayor's proposed cuts to early childhood education and after-school programs are so jarring.