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     A Call to March

    When public education is under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!

    We have to defend public education from federal attacks by Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos, that is why we will #March4EducationNY 

    On March 4, students, teachers, parents and community members across New York State came together to brave the cold for the People’s March for Education Justice.


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     Not on our watch!

    Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos are threatening to take billions of education dollars from New York communities. Governor Cuomo has a history of woefully inadequate education investments but his current proposal is his worst ever and would take cuts to the next level.
    Not on our watch!
    Now more than ever we need an investment in our most vulnerable students from early childhood to higher education all across the state. Black, Brown, immigrant, refugee, low-income, LGBTQIA students, English Language Learners, homeless students and students with special needs are all facing a direct threat from our federal government and from Governor Cuomo.  Read the full platform here. (English | Spanish)

    We march for fully resourced public education, starting with early childhood and including higher education.
    We march to end the privatization of public schools and to end high stakes testing.
    We march
    to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
    We march to Raise the Age and decriminalize our youth.

    We are marching to protect our youth and demand the New York Legislature do the same. March with us. Follow the hashtag #March4EducationNY for updates!

    India Walton, RN, School Nurse, Buffalo, NY
    Donna Edwards, Parent, Buffalo, NY
    Lydia Rodriguez, Parent, Grandparent, Rochester, NY
    Juan Collado, High school student, Rochester, NY
    Jessica Kanciruk, Parent, Schenectady
    Rosario Garcia, Parent, Brooklyn, NY
    Elzora Cleveland, Parent, NY, NY
    Gloria Khan, Parent, Bronx, NY
    Dionne McNeil, Parent, #EdWalker, Queens, NY
    Johanna Garcia, Parent, #EdWalker, NY, NY
    Natasha Capers, Parent, #EdWalker, Brooklyn, NY
    Mindy Rosier, Teacher, NY, NY
    Brandon and Devin Dawkins, Students, Brooklyn, NY
    Naseer Ansari, High School Student, #EdWalker, Brooklyn, NY
    Sumayah Ansari, CUNY Student, Brooklyn, NY
    Zaire Ansari, CUNY Student, Brooklyn, NY
    Donna Edwards, Parent and Activist, Buffalo, NY
    Margie Arroyo, Parent, Copiague, NY




    About Us

    Founded only in 2000, the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) has quickly become New York state’s lead community-based organization in the fight for high quality public education.


    Your gift will support our successful work to win funding to reduce class size, expand pre-kindergarten, and provide essential education services for millions of New York children.

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