Because suicides by 4-year-olds are a big problem? This dolt just has no idea what he’s talking about.
Suicide prevention starts in preschool . . . or so says Dr. de Blasio.
The mayor on Sunday called the suicide epidemic sweeping city schoolkids “troubling” — and then said he believes his proposed pre-K program could help curb the trend.
“It’s a larger societal phenomenon,” the mayor said, referring to student suicide, which has claimed the lives of 10 public-school kids in the past two months.
“It is deeply troubling,” de Blasio told reporters at an Upper East Side press conference on housing issues.
“Its not just in our public schools. We’re seeing this at the college level, too. We have to reach children earlier.”
He said allowing educators to reach children at an earlier age will give youngsters “hope” and “opportunity.”
“I really believe early childhood education is crucial to the whole equation because it is part of putting kids on a productive, positive path early and not letting them feel like they can’t make it,” the mayor said.
But not everyone appreciated de Blasio’s not-so-subtle plug for his pre-K agenda, which includes taxing the wealthy to finance it.
“The whole world doesn’t revolve around pre-K,” said Mona Davids, president of the New York City Parents’ Union.
“Suicides have nothing to do with pre-K,’’ she said. “Shame on the mayor for connecting the two.”
Come to think of it, four years of this idiot may make people suicidal.