Expanded learning advocates are appealing to lawmakers as budget negotiations continue. Within the last decade, funding for expanded learning, which aids after-school and summer programs, has dropped 27 percent. This year, advocates are urging the legislature to stop the cuts and spend $32.8 million on extended learning. Chris Neitzey, policy director for the New York State Network for Youth Success, and Emily Hofelich-Bowler, Executive Director of the Friends of the Addison Youth Center, Inc. explain why they're unsatisfied with the executive proposal.
Funding Need for After-School Programs
By Capital Tonight Staff Albany County