9. With hundreds of schools out of compliance with NYS Education Department instructional requirements, will you publicly call on the NYC DOE to properly enforce and implement city and state arts learning mandates?
Yes, absolutely. Every child, in every neighborhood in the city, deserves to attend a school that can offer them a complete educational experience — arts included. Acting decisively to correct the current imbalance is not just about the legal obligations at play — it is about ensuring that our education system lives up to the ideals of inclusivity and equity that are at its heart.