Hundreds of NYC parents rally for charter schools and universal pre-K in Albany

Hundreds of New York City parents from all five boroughs made the journey to Albany today to attend rallies on two different educational issues. Rallies

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at an Albany rally for universal pre-K.

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at an Albany rally for universal pre-K. (3/4/14)

ALBANY - Hundreds of New York City parents from all five boroughs made the journey to Albany today to attend rallies on two different educational issues.

Parents joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a rally for more resources for city charter schools. They also spoke out against Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent plan to evict three charter schools from public school buildings.

At another Albany rally, parents supported de Blasio and his plan for universal pre-K and extended after-school programs. De Blasio is proposing a tax hike on the wealthy to pay for the education initiatives, though Cuomo and other lawmakers reject the idea.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 1 Word on the Street: Amazon Go
The 25-year-old had just recently started work at 2 Police look to question ex-boyfriend in death of correction officer
A Hockey Helping Kids game was held Tuesday 3 Charity hockey game held at Barclays Center
TD Bank has agreed to close its doors 4 TD Bank agrees to close on MLK Day
Some Bushwick residents say they have not been 5 Bushwick residents without regular mail service for months

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A recent poll found most New Yorkers in NYC needs funding for universal pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio released a progress report today on his universal pre-K program, saying

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to raise income Universal pre-K could save city $3.5B

Supporters of a plan for free universal pre-kindergarten say that it could save the city

De Blasio plans to fund the programs by De Blasio proposes universal pre-K plan

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is already laying out some of his education policies less than