NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT MAYOR’S CHILD CARE CUTS WOULD FURTHER DEVASTATE COMMUNITIES WITH HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AND LOW EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE
- Lower graduation rates from high school
- More working parents leaving the workforce
- Communities with a high unmet need for child care will lose significant numbers of subsidies, including Washington Heights where 370 children will lose subsidies and Unionport/Soundview in the Bronx where 486 children will lose their subsidies.
- Communities with unemployment rates over 16 percent will be hit hard, including Bedford-Stuyvesant where 684 children will lose subsidies and Mott Haven where 502 children will lose their subsidies.
- Communities where less than half of the students are meeting state and city reading standards will bear a large burden of these cuts, including East New York where 972 children will lose their subsidies, and Brownsville where 543 children will lose their subsidies.