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    Education Increases Since 2008 Amount to a Zero  

    A new report released by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities shows that New York State is still shortchanging Black, Brown and low income students as state formula funding is below 2008 funding levels. In 2007, as a result of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the State committed to ...

    NY Progressives Respond to Klein Accepting Cuomo Deal: Bad Deal Yesterday, Bad Deal Today

    Any Deal Must Put New York Families, Not Politics, First   On Tuesday, IDC leader Jeff Klein announced he has embraced Governor Cuomo’s proposed reunification deal. In response, community organizations across the state issued a joint statement. The statement can be attributed to the Alliance for Quality Education, ...

    AQE calls for Systematic Support & Training for Educators in Wake of School Tragedy in the Bronx

    September 28, 2017 Legislative & Political Updates

    NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2017) — Our schools should be safe and supportive environments where teachers can teach and students can learn. Yesterday's tragic incident has led to many lives being forever changed and one life lost. Families, students and educators are in need of support and comfort as ...

    New Yorkers Join Communities Nationwide Marching for Education

    September 21, 2017 Legislative & Political Updates

    Wednesday Is National Day of Action To Oppose the Trump/DeVos Anti-Education Agenda   New York, N.Y. (Wednesday, September 20, 2017) — Parents, educators and community members gathered Wednesday outside the Trump building on Wall Street for a rally and speak-out in support of public education, before marching to ...

    Alliance for Quality Education Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Plan to put State Troopers in Public schools

    September 15, 2017 Legislative & Political Updates

    Long Island Students Need Social Workers Not State Troopers   BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (September 15, 2017) — Two days ago Governor Cuomo announced a plan to have New York State Troopers patrol the hallways of Long Island schools. The six school districts where Cuomo wants to deploy State Troopers are all underfunded. In ...

    Groups Call on Cuomo to Cut Ties With Loeb Following Racist Attack

    ALBANY, NY (August 11, 2017) — In the wake of hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb’s racist attack on State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday, 14 organizations have released a letter calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to disassociate himself from Loeb, a Cuomo ally and supporter, and to return ...

    Court of Appeals Allows “Sound Basic Education” Claim to Proceed to Trial for New York City & Syracuse

    Decision Has No Impact on $3.6 Billion in Foundation Aid the State Owes to Public Schools Today the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, ruled that the New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights (NYSER) school funding lawsuit can proceed to trial on its claim that the State ...

    Pay to Play Report: IDC Accepted Nearly $700,000 From Charter School Backers and PACs

    Charters Rewarded in State Budget for Substantial Campaign Donations ALBANY, NY (June 8, 2017) — The Alliance for Quality Education on Thursday released a report detailing the campaign donations that the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), the group of breakaway Democrats who support Republican control of the New York State  Senate, accepted ...

    Trump Budget Targets Black, Brown and Low Income Students

    AQE Calls on New York’s Congressional Delegation to Unite and Reject Trump-DeVos Agenda ALBANY, NY (May 23, 2017) — Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal announced Tuesday makes deep cuts in federal funding to public schools as part of his agenda to privatize public education through expansions of ...

    AQE Calls the Roll on the IDC’s Education Record

    ALBANY, NY (May 22, 2017) — In response to a video released Monday in which the eight members of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) attempt to defend their coalition with the Senate Republicans, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The IDC is right, ...

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