Bloomberg Dismisses Kindergarten Protests

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Hundreds of parents gathered outside City Hall yesterday to protest wait lists at public kindergartens, and thousands more rallied over cuts to early childhood programs. Mayor Bloomberg's response? "They complained about a couple of hundred kids not being able to get into the schools that they wanted to get into," he said. "I can tell you how to fix that: just lower the quality of the schools. Isn't it wonderful that kids want to get into schools?" Hmmm, not sure that's the reaction that voting-inclined middle-class families want to hear. Is someone getting a little cocky about someone's reelection? [NYDN]