Year-round school in New York? De Blasio makes pitch as he hints at gubernatorial run

Year-round school in New York? De Blasio makes pitch as he hints at gubernatorial run

From Chalkbeat:

As he eyes a possible political future in Albany, Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his next big education ideas Thursday: year-round school and extended school days across New York.

De Blasio stopped just short of announcing a run for governor as he touted his statewide education plan on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and he did not share many specifics. It’s unclear how the proposals differ from the universal summer programming he launched in New York City this year that was open to all students for the first time.

“The school day, the school year doesn’t fit the realities for families, and therefore, middle class people, working class people struggle to find a way,” de Blasio said.

“How do you have a school day that ends at 2:30 or 3 o’clock when parents don’t get out of work ‘til 5? How do you have a school year that ends in June when, in fact, kids need options all summer long.”

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