Mayor de Blasio: It’s Time to Keep Your Promise

Posted on February 17, 2015 In Blog

Make New York City’s Universal Pre-K Program Truly Universal

As the latest element in our “Make Universal Pre-K Universal” campaign, the Orthodox Union has released a video highlighting Mayor de Blasio’s inability to include the Jewish day school community in his signature Universal Pre-K program.

The video features the Mayor’s 2014 State of the City Address, in which he stated, “We will offer every child, from every borough of this city, truly universal full-day Pre-K.”

“We will give a fair shot to those who deserve it most: our children. All of them,” said Mayor de Blasio.

Unfortunately, more than a year after the Mayor’s inaugural State of the City address, 89 percent of New York City’s Jewish day school pre-K students are unable to participate in the Mayor’s Universal Pre-K program due to program regulations set by the City.

Click here to contact Mayor de Blasio and urge him to make New York City’s Universal Pre-K program truly universal.