Thousands to march to City Hall and protest proposed kindergarten elimination eliminating kindergarten in day care centers to cost city millions. Plan would shift 3,300 children from day care to overcrowded public schools.
Thousands of parents, day care center staff, public officials, unions members march to City Hall to urge the mayor and councilmembers to vote down the costly budget proposal that will eliminate kindergarten education in New York City day care centers. This drastic reduction of early childhood education funds will also force many centers to close.
The march is organized by District Council 1707 AFSCME, which represents day care, head start and social service workers.
This Wednesday May 6, 2009
9:30 a.m. – March from Battery Park to City Hall Park
Beginning at Battery Place & Broadway
10:30 a.m. – Demonstration at City Hall Park
Remarks from elected officials, community leaders, union leaders, parents.
Parents, children, union members, public officials.
Neal Tepel, tel.: 646-591-6484.