Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña revealed some of her plans for public school students in the city in an interview for the European press.
Her comments appeared in several newspapers in Spain.
Fariña suggested at least one way Mayor Bill de Blasio might find support for his plan to fund universal pre-k by taxing the wealthiest New Yorkers, saying, "I'd prefer that they don't use the word "rich" for that category, because I am in it, too. I'd rather say that all citizens have the duty to help others, because that doesn't scare people as much."
She also said she has an idea for a new after-school program, saying, "In New York, theater and music concerts are for people with money, and it doesn't need to be that way. Next week, we are announcing a program for children to go to museums on Thursdays from 4 to 6."