In the rush to launch “universal quality pre-K,” City Hall cleared a number of outfits that didn’t pass the sniff test. City Comptroller Scott Stringer balked, refusing to register a number of pre-K contracts.
At least four programs were hopeless — so the mayor’s office got a nonprofit fund to loan them $1.36 million. The city has since given up on all four — and hopes to use taxpayer funds to repay the loans. Read more.