NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio disputed reports Sunday that his plan to divert $210 million from charter school expansion is aimed at funding universal prekindergarten.
“We were simply saying we do not believe the money should be devoted to charter expansion,” de Blasio told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Monica Miller. “We think it should be freed up for other priorities. So we didn’t say specifically what those will be. That’s something that we will be delineated in the future.”READ MORE: United Nations General Assembly Returns To NYC, With COVID-19 And Climate Front And Center
De Blasio said education officials have many issues to address, including overcrowded public schools across the five boroughs.