Executive summary The numbers tell the truth: the schools with the most need are being shortchanged the most. American history has confirmed this time and time again, even though it was supposed to be rectified with Brown v. Board of Education. Educational racism explains the fact that two dozen school districts are owed the most … Continue reading REPORT: Educational Racism: Cuomo’s Record of Underfunding Schools in Black & Latino Communities
Spending Gap has Increased 24% Under Governor Cuomo ALBANY, NY (September 11, 2018) — A new report from the Alliance for Quality Education shows the effects of educational racism in New York’s schools, and the disparate impact of New York State’s failure to fully fund schools on Black and Latino communities. The report, titled “Educational … Continue reading REPORT: New York’s Chronic Underfunding of Schools & the Disparate Impact on Black & Latino Students
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ALBANY, NY (August 15, 2018) — Governor Cuomo recently accepted a $45,100 contribution toward his re-election campaign from hedge fund investor John Petry, who sits on the board of the largest publicly funded, privately run charter school network, Success Academy. In response, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo’s Donors Expose His Anti-Education Agenda
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 27, 2018) — Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 that public-sector unions cannot require employees to pay union fees. For schools, that means that school districts will no longer be able to require their employees that are not dues paying members to pay fees to the … Continue reading AQE Responds to Janus v. AFSCME Decision
ALBANY, NY (June 8, 2018) — The admissions policies to New York City’s specialized high schools has been long debated. The outcome of the single test admission policy has led to an underrepresentation of Black and Latino students at the specialized high schools. Although there is agreement on the problem, the lack of agreement on … Continue reading Achieving Racial Justice at New York City’s Specialized High Schools Should Remain A Top Priority
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2018) — Today, as reported in a reporter’s tweet, Andrew Cuomo said that he wants to see if there is school inequity, predicting that whiter, wealthier schools get more funding. And he said he wants to know what to do about it. This is after eight years of consistently refusing to … Continue reading AQE Agrees With Cuomo That Racial Disparities Exist In School Funding — But Disparities Are The Result Of His Budgets
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New York State Leaders Need to Step Up, in Wake of Trump Proposed Rollbacks ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2018) — Today, members of the New York Safe and Supportive SchoolsCoalition held a press conference at the Million Dollar Staircase at the State Capitol in Albany. Representatives of the coalition spoke to the importance of New … Continue reading Parents, Students & Advocates Demand Positive School Climate & Updates to Codes of Conduct