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De Blasio allies push him to act on pre-K pay disparity

11.30.2015 | Politico New York | A group of dozens of pre-K providers and advocacy organizations sent de Blasio a letter last week asking him to address the pay disparity. "We urge you to take immediate action to achieve salary parity for the early childhood workforce," their letter reads. "Disparities between similarly qualified teachers in EarlyLearn [day care] and pre-K programs have grown." The coalition includes many of de Blasio's closest allies in the early education world, raising the stakes for the mayor — among them the Bank Street College of Education, the special education advocacy group Advocates for Children, the Children's Aid Society and large pre-K providers including the Henry Street Settlement and United Neighborhood Houses. Read article