NYC Mayor Tells High Schoolers: We Believe in You

NEW YORK (AP) -

Mayor Michael Bloomberg told high school students on the first day of school to work hard if they want to succeed, and the schools chancellor said he hopes the next mayor doesn’t reverse Bloomberg education policies like encouraging charter schools.

“I can tell you this: The work is not going to be easy,” Bloomberg said at Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics, a school for recent immigrants in Washington Heights. “It’s not supposed to be. But I believe in you and your teachers believe in you…. And so when a math experiment is especially tough or math teacher assigns problems that take what seems like hours to solve, don’t give up. Keep at it.”