"Bill de Blasio has done what CSA has long urged him to do, put the children of New York first," said CSA President Ernest A. Logan. "This Mayor's educational accomplishments have been remarkable – Universal Pre-Kindergarten, expanded to include three-year-olds; Universal school lunch so none of our children have to learn on empty stomachs; a thriving Community Schools system that addresses the health and academic needs of children and their families; the expansion of Advanced Placement and computer science courses throughout the school system, and the recently announced physical fitness initiative that will return gym classes to our schools, helping students live healthier lives.
"This Mayor approved the first raise in ten years for CSA Early Childhood Center Directors, ending the financial neglect of the people who start our youngest children on their academic journeys," Mr. Logan said. "In these contentious times, Mayor de Blasio has also taken the lead in protecting our city's immigrant children, assuring that schools remain sanctuaries where students can learn without fear that they will be detained and deported.
"It is for these reasons and more that CSA endorses Bill de Blasio for re-election. We look forward to working with him to make our great city even greater."