New York Daily News: Nancy Pelosi praises de Blasio’s Pre-K for All program during Brooklyn classroom visit

April 7, 2016
By: Ben Chapman

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi heaped praise on Mayor de Blasio’s Pre-K for All program at a visit to a Brooklyn prekindergarten class with the Mayor and other officials Wednesday morning.

Speaking at Public School 123 in Bushwick, the U.S. representative from California called de Blasio’s universal pre-K expansion a national model that should be followed by districts across the country.

“This is a real service to our country,” Pelosi said to de Blasio. “Thank you for your vision, your leadership and your effectiveness in implementing this.”

De Blasio's signature program of universal pre-K has also earned high marks from educators and Big Apple parents, who expressed a 90 % approval rating of the program in a 2015 survey conducted by the independent firm Westat Research.

Pelosi is promoting universal pre-K as part of her women's and children's economic agenda.