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    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, ...

    AQE Reaction To Gov. Cuomo’s ‘Victory Lap’ Event On Education At Queens School: Once Again Reality Falls Far Short Of Cuomo Spin

    Cuomo Fought Against State Assembly’s Efforts to Deliver CFE Funds Owed to Schools Statewide This morning Governor Cuomo held a press conference at a school in Queens touting his education budget. The reality is that Governor Cuomo has never championed public education and has consistently attacked public schools and left high ...

    New York City Leads the Way on Universal Pre-K for 3-Year-Olds

    ALBANY, NY (April 24, 2017) — In response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan announced Monday to expand pre-K to three-year-olds in New York City, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City has been a pioneer in expanding ...

    Modest School Aid Increase in State Budget Cements Cuomo Brand as Penny Pincher on Educational Equity

    Assembly Unity Key to Defeating Governor’s Plan to Repeal Foundation Aid formula and Minimizing Diversion of Funds from Public Schools to Privately Run Charters The Governor and the Legislative Leaders announced a state budget deal. It includes around a $1 billion increase in school aid including $700 million in new Foundation Aid, ...

    Governor Cuomo’s Failure to Deliver On-Time Budget Hurts School Children

    ALBANY, NY (April 3, 2017) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s budget extender legislation, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: "Governor Cuomo has failed to negotiate an on-time budget and now the children of the state will pay the consequences,” said Billy Easton, executive director of the Alliance ...

    Actor Cynthia Nixon Calls Out Governor Cuomo & Senate Majority for DeVos-Style Policies

      Actor and education activist Cynthia Nixon denounced Governor Cuomo and the Senate Republican-Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Coalition for their plan to take money from public schools and send it to privately run charter schools, saying the plan resembles the policies of Betsy DeVos: "The nearly three million public school students across ...

    Don’t Trade on Our Youth: Say Raise the Age & Public Education Advocates

    No Budget Deal Should Trade Charter School Funding for  Raise the Age  New York State budget negotiations have gone into overtime and among the issues tying up the ability to reach an agreement are Raise the Age and increased funding for privately run charter schools. Public education advocates and Raise the Age ...

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