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  • Gov. Cuomo Gets an ‘F’ in Education

    Gov. Cuomo’s gets failing marks in all areas of his education policy, even though he is skilled at rhetoric and helping his billionaire donors get a good return on their investment.

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    Education Tax Credit A Windfall for Billionaires

    Gov. Cuomo’s Education Tax Credit diverts more money from public schools and creates another tax shelter for billionaires.

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    Parade for Public Education Attracts 2,000 in Albany

    Alliance for Quality Education, along with 33 state legislators, march in Albany in support of public schools.

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    Gov. Cuomo Fails to Fund New York’s Public Schools

    Report: Gubernatorial Delinquency Reveals Cuomo Deprives New York’s Children of a Sound, Basic Education

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    Report: Early Childhood Learning Needs to Be a Priority

    A new report, Children Can’t Wait, calls for Gov. Cuomo to keep his promise and invest in early childhood learning.

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    83 Lawmakers Call for More Funding for Education

    Led by Assembly Member Catherine Nolan and Senator Kevin Parker, 83 lawmakers signed a letter to Gov. Cuomo, calling for more funding in education.

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    AQE Lays Out 2015 Legislative Priorities

    New York State needs to add $2.2 billion in new school aid as well as fund universal Pre-K and end the staggering inequalities between rich and high-need districts.

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    State of Our Schools: An Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo

    Advocacy Director Zakiyah Ansari challenges Gov. Cuomo to be bold and try fairness and equity when it comes to funding our public schools.

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    Record Setting Inequality Plagues Public Schools

    A new report shows that high need public schools are consistently stripped of resources, leaving its children at a huge disadvantage compared to peers.

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    Moral Monday Addressed Education Inequities

    AQE with its coalition partners hosted Rev. Dr. William Barber in a massive education rally on the Million Dollar Staircase in the New York State Capitol.


    Teachout: Billionaires Corrupting Public Education

    Zephyr Teachout and education advocates join to fight hedge fund managers and their efforts to privatize our public schools.

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    Report Reveals Misuse of Funds by Charter School

    AQE and Center for Popular Democracy’s new report reveals how the burgeoning New York charter school industry does not have to account for its use or misuse of public funds.

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    Report on Carl Paladino and Charter Schools

    AQE released its latest report Good for Kids or Good for Carl: Who Really Benefit$ from Turning Public Schools into Charter Schools?

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    AQE Highlights

    REPORT: Gubernatorial Delinquency: Cuomo’s Failure to Fund New York State Public Schools

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    REPORT: Gubernatorial Delinquency: Cuomo’s Failure to Fund New York City Public Schools

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    REPORT: Make Quality Early Learning a Top Priority in the 2015 Enacted Budget

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    REPORT: Record Setting Inequality: New York State’s Opportunity Gap is Wider Than Ever

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    REPORT: Corruption in Education: Hedge Funds and the Takeover of New York State Schools

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    REPORT: Risking Public Money: New York Charter School Fraud, Best Practices to Protect Public Dollars and Prevent Financial Mismanagement

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    REPORT: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Crisis Affecting Rochester’s Students and What We Can Do to Fix It

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    REPORT: Good for Kids or Good For Carl: Who Really Benefit$ from Turning Public Schools into Privately Run Charter Schools

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    REPORT: Upstate School Aid: Setting the Record Straight

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    REPORT: Billions Behind

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    New Pre-K Budget Language: Key Elements

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    REPORT: Tale of Two States

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    50 Most Underfunded School Districts in NY

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    “On School Funding, Albany Must Do What’s Right”
    Pastor Walrond fights for fair classroom funding

    State of Our Schools
    See what Zakiyah Ansari says about the Governor’s State of the State

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