Sal Albanese: Poverty Is New York’s Main Issue

Sal Albanese: Poverty Is New York’s Main Issue

Sal Albanese: Poverty Is New York’s Main Issue

As part of The Nation‘s mayoral candidate series, Albanese explains why fixing the education system must begin with a commitment to early learning.

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As part of The Nation’s mayoral candidate series, Albanese explains why fixing the education system must begin with a commitment to early learning.   

How do you fix public education in New York?  “IQ is not the issue—poverty is the issue,” says Sal Albanese, a former public school teacher and candidiate for mayor of New York. “Many of our kids that come into our school buildings are already way behind—and many don’t catch up.” Appearing at The Nation, Albanese discussed his vision for early education, a plan for job growth, and why he doesn’t take money from developers.

This is the third in a series of conversations with New York’s mayoral candidates. Listen to the last conversation with Bill de Blasio and stay tuned for more.

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