By now, nearly everyone knows that Pre-K is a hot topic in New York State, topping the legislative agenda, with key state officials agreeing that the key questions were not whether to invest, but how much and how fast – and how to pay for it. And who would get the credit for doing the most. By early January, prior to the official start of the legislative session and state budget negotiations, New York City newly-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio put Pre-K front and center in state politics, by proposing a modest new tax on income over $500,000 to pay
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy is a 148-year-old statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to policy analysis and advocacy in support of public systems that meet the needs of disenfranchised populations and people living in poverty—particularly New York children and families. The Schuyler Center partners with Alliance for Quality Education and with the Center for Children’s Initiatives.