Obstacles seen for de Blasio’s preschool plan

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bill de Blasio has hinged his New York mayoral candidacy on a bold idea: raise taxes on high-earning New Yorkers to pay for a vast expansion of prekindergarten and after-school programs.

de Blasio has portrayed the proposal as a fast-acting antidote to inequality, and he has won endorsements from prominent experts in education and poverty. But his plan would most likely face several obstacles if he were elected.

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