NYC SPEAKER COREY JOHNSON: Seriously, this is a crisis. If we lose Andy AND his team, all the gains we’ve made could be lost. Let’s get this going – #BringAndyBack
Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t mention any plans for tackling admissions testing at the city’s specialized high schools during his State of the City speech on Thursday — a sign that he may be abandoning efforts to reform the process as he nears the end of his mayoralty.
During the 75-minute speech, the mayor announced that the city was expanding “3K for All” — early childhood education for 3-year-olds. He said the city will put an additional 1,000 men of color on the path to becoming teachers by 2022 and he vowed the city would exceed the national graduation rate within six years.