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Closing The Opportunity Gap Requires Real Investment in Education Equity


  ALBANY, NY (February 8, 2018) — In response to data released by the State Education Department on Wednesday, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “In his eight years in office, Governor Cuomo has done nothing to address the growing opportunity gap that leads to outcome disparities,” said Jasmine Gripper, legislative director, Alliance … Continue reading Closing The Opportunity Gap Requires Real Investment in Education Equity

Families for Excellent Schools’ Closure: The Defeat of Astroturf Education Advocacy 


NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2018) — The corrupt charter school advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools is closing in part or full following a series of scandals. They were shut down in Massachusetts for corrupt election activities for which they were forced to pay the largest election law fine in Massachusetts state history. Today, … Continue reading Families for Excellent Schools’ Closure: The Defeat of Astroturf Education Advocacy 

State Legislators Join AQE Proclaiming February “Education Justice Is Racial Justice” Month


ALBANY, NY (February 1, 2018) — In honor of Black History Month, the Alliance for Quality Education is proud to join state legislators in proclaiming February 2018 “Education Justice Is Racial Justice Month” in New York State. State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember and Chairwoman of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Latrice Walker, … Continue reading State Legislators Join AQE Proclaiming February “Education Justice Is Racial Justice” Month

AQE Reacts to Executive Education Budget Proposal


  ALBANY, NY (January 16, 2018) — In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education budget announced on Tuesday, the Alliance for Quality Education and actor and AQE spokesperson Cynthia Nixon released the following joint statement: “Governor Cuomo is attempting to appear generous while perpetuating educational racism and economic inequality, at a time when nearly … Continue reading AQE Reacts to Executive Education Budget Proposal

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Statement


What does Governor Cuomo Need to do in his Budget Tomorrow to Live Up to his Commitment to Educational Equity? January 15, 2018 Dear Members of the New York State Legislature and Representatives of the Press: Governor Cuomo vowed to bring equity in education. He said: “We must address education funding inequities and dedicate more … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Statement

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Glosses Over the Needs of Black, Brown and Low-Income Students


ALBANY, NY (January 3, 2018) — In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo’s State of the State opened with a commitment to fight racial inequity, but his education policies are part of the problem when it comes to systemic racism in … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Glosses Over the Needs of Black, Brown and Low-Income Students

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 providing $5.5 billion in operating … Continue reading Education Increases Since 2008 Amount to a Zero

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, Citizen Action of New York, Community Voices Heard … Continue reading NY Progressives Respond to Klein Accepting Cuomo Deal: Bad Deal Yesterday, Bad Deal Today

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


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 they began this long and … Continue reading AQE calls for Systematic Support & Training for Educators in Wake of School Tragedy in the Bronx