EAGnews: NEW YORK – For a mere $6.5 million, New York City’s School Construction Authority renovated a former clothing store on Fifth Avenue into a “state-of-the-art” facility for 18 students to participate in its new, free pre-K program.
“I was incredulous,” Community Education Council 20 president Laurie Windsor told the New York Post. “This is so much money. So much money on a site that only houses only one class.”
Windsor told the news site that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration was desperate to meet demand in the Bay Ridge area for his new universal free pre-K program and dumped the money into the city-owned building to create classroom space.