New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan joins Mayor Bill de Blasio in call for universal pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by New

Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan to endorse de Blasio's plan for universal pre-K. (Credit: News 12)

BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan at a Bronx school today to endorse de Blasio's plan for universal pre-K.

The two visited St. Francis of Assisi School on Barnes Avenue. De Blasio is pushing for New York to approve a tax hike on the wealthy to pay for universal pre-K, along with more after-school programs, though Gov. Andrew Cuomo says universal pre-K can be done without raising taxes.

Dolan says he's not getting involved in the debate on how it will be paid for, but that the Archdiocese supports the plan and has 1,700 available seats for pre-K students.

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For Archbishop Dolan promoting universal pre-K, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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