Mayor outlines plan to put reading rooms, libraries in BX and city housing projects
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is outlining a plan to put reading rooms and libraries in all 345 of the city's housing projects. The hope is to increase literacy in areas where families cannot afford early education materials.
The plan focuses on teaching kids to read before they reach school age since studies show that those who learn to read early on tend to move to the head of the class. While some see the plan as a good thing, others feel the mayor should be spending money on schools and computers instead.
Mayor Bloomberg is also looking into sending kids to school as young as 3 years old for a half day of pre-kindergarten. He also wants to put 4-year-old kids in pre-kindergarten for a full day.