POLITICO PRO: Early childhood advocates launch salary parity campaign

By Eliza Shapiro

11:00 a.m. | Nov. 20, 2015

The Campaign for Children, a coalition of early childhood education advocates and providers, launched a campaign Friday to push Mayor Bill de Blasio on pay disparities for pre-Kindergarten and day care teachers.

Early childhood providers have been highlighting the large pay and benefits between teachers in public school pre-K programs and their counterparts in community-based organizations, and between day care and pre-K teachers. Those disparities, advocates say, have been made worse by de Blasio’s pre-K expansion.

De Blasio set aside $17 million to address the disparity last year, but advocates say it hasn’t been enough.

Members of the Campaign for Children were encouraged to Tweet and call 311 on Friday to ask de Blasio to create “salary parity for staff in community-based organizations.”

See the flier here: http://bit.ly/1YkAXF6

Read more about the pay disparity issue here: http://politi.co/1sycNv4

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