The Mayor has done a great job bringing high tech companies to our city, but we need to do more to prepare a future workforce for these job opportunities. Ken recognizes the need for computer science to be offered in middle school for New York City students. Additionally, Ken would advocate for an expanded curriculum for students that takes pressure off teaching to the test and puts a focus on a well-rounded education. Instead of just pushing for more Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Ken would advocate that the Arts be given equal emphasis and transition to a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused approach. There is great potential on the UWS to increase the level of collaboration between our cultural institutions and our local schools.