NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Pre-K education

Yesterday we brought you an LTE advocating funding Head Start, a program designed to "provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children." Today in a NYTimes article discussing this Tuesday's special election on the north shore for Assemblyman Lavelle's former seat comes this on the Titone (D) campaign;

Mr. Titone said that his election would indeed be “an exciting thing,” but that he was most concerned about finding ways to increase health care financing in the borough, reducing class sizes in the Assembly district’s schools and making prekindergarten programs available for all 4-year-olds.

I hope Mr. Titone's optimistic yet reality based plan, especially for pre-K programs, finds it way to the floor in Albany. Given the option, I would rather our taxes see their way to early education and giving children a chance from the start, than on expanding our jails. We readily spend money on incarceration projects, which send your tax dollars upstate to prison towns, rather than investing it locally in our early education programs and schools, and giving our children a better chance of staying out of those upstate economic boom industries we call prisons.

Matt Titone for Assembly. Vote this Tuesday!

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