7. What would you do to ensure that every school in the city has the resources to provide every student with a quality education that includes the arts?
I will ensure that new and reallocated State and City funding underwrite a new generation of rich and sustained arts education for every public school student in New York City, beginning in Pre-Kindergarten. I am encouraged by the improving fiscal outlook for our schools based on Federal and State recent budget actions and proposals so I expect schools will have the opportunity to strengthen their arts offerings, and most will be eager to do so. I will also work collaboratively with the city’s many outstanding cultural organizations to coordinate private fundraising for arts education that allows them adequate resources for the critical work they do on behalf of our students without crowding out funding they need for their ongoing programming.