PRESS CONFERENCE, THURSDAY, SEP 9 AT 11:30 AM
CAMPAIGN HQ, 450 7TH AVENUE, SUITE 707, NYC & LIVE STREAMING ON FACEBOOK
NEW YORK:September 9, 2021 — New York City Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa will release a detailed 12-point plan to reform and improve New York City’s education system at an 11:30 AM press conference on Thursday at his campaign headquarters in NYC.
From fully reopening K-12 schools to implementing three-year college degrees, Sliwa’s proposal addresses virtually every aspect of K-12 and higher education.
His plan calls for deconstructing the NYC Department of Education and returning the educational focus and power to students and teachers.
The 12-point plan includes the following policy actions:
(1) Reopen our schools and keep them open throughout the end of July,
(2) Refocus education on individualized teaching and smaller class sizes,
(3) Improve working conditions and salaries for teachers,
(4) Expand after-school programs and incentivize community involvement through new tax credit programs,
(5) Empower parents by expanding school choice, increasing the number of charter schools, and promoting the development of more independent private schools and religious schools,
(6) Increase the number of accelerated and gifted programs throughout New York City,
(7) Expand vocational and professional training in all high schools and after-school programs, including a new focus on financial literacy,
(8) Provide dedicated annual funding to support after-school and Saturday programs for NYC’s 200,000 students with disabilities,
(9) Bring NYC into the twenty-first century by providing every child with access to modern technology and by expanding STEM programs,
(10) Introduce an “Advancing Community Education” (ACE) program to assist working families with purchasing school supplies for their children,
(11) Implement an annual “Back-To-School” Sales Tax Holiday to make school supplies more affordable for children and teachers, and
(12) Re-evaluate and eliminate wasteful Department of Education contracts, positions, and budget items.