Breakthrough NY ED Rhea Wong responds to Mayor de Blasio's remarks on middle schools

Please see the statement below from Rhea Wong, Executive Director of Breakthrough New York, about Mayor de Blasio remarks on extended-learning programs for middle school students in today's State of the City Address.

"I applaud Mayor de Blasio’s powerful remarks about the importance of extended-learning programs for middle school students.  His commitment to providing robust and reliable funding for after-school programs will help New York City give its middle school students the academic rigor and cultural enrichment they need to get on the path to lifelong success.  At Breakthrough New York, we’re acutely aware of the unique challenges facing middle school students, particularly those from low-income communities.  We’re thrilled that we have a mayor who is in the corner of middle school students."