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90+ Organizations Call on Mayor de Blasio to Meet the Need for Preschool Special Education Classes

06.23.2021 | Today, AFC joined 90+ organizations to call on Mayor de Blasio to address the shortage of preschool special education classes and provide salary parity to teachers of preschool special education classes at community-based organizations (CBOs) this year. Pre-K will never be “for all” until the City ensures a preschool special education class seat for every child who needs one. Recently released data show that, as of the end of the 2019-2020 school year, 1,215 New York City preschoolers were waiting for seats in legally mandated preschool special education classes in violation of their legal rights. Read the letter [PDF]