This is another important step in our commitment to improving the lives of residents through the expansion of educational opportunities and the exploration of innovative systems of learning, and I am so thrilled to see this initiative begin right here in the South Bronx, which for so long has gone historically overlooked and underfunded.
This program represents a brighter future for local students, and a welcome option for parents in search of additional school choice.
And in a time of dramatic uncertainty over the future of our national education system, it is inspiring to see New York City lead the way in opening classrooms to more students than ever before.