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Governor Cuomo’s Budget Fails Black, Brown & Low-Income Students Again


ALBANY, NY (March 30, 2018) — New York State today announced a 2018 education budget that includes only an $859 million overall school aid increase including only $618 million in Foundation Aid (these are the increases included on the school aid runs). In addition, Governor Cuomo insisted on taking an unprecedented level of control of … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s Budget Fails Black, Brown & Low-Income Students Again

Governor Cuomo Manufactures His Own Facts on School Equity


ALBANY, NY (March 23, 2018) — Today on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is facing a Democratic primary against school funding champion Cynthia Nixon, publicly argued against increasing funding for high need schools statewide. “Governor Andrew Cuomo is wrong when he says no one is having a conversation about educational equity in … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Manufactures His Own Facts on School Equity

Report: Impact of Funding Discrepancies on Educational Opportunities in Peekskill & Scarsdale


NEW YORK, NY (March 23, 2018) — The Alliance for Quality Education released a new report analyzing the effect of inequitable school funding on educational opportunities available to students, comparing two adjacent public school districts — one low income and high need, and one wealthy — in Westchester County to illustrate the impact on students. … Continue reading Report: Impact of Funding Discrepancies on Educational Opportunities in Peekskill & Scarsdale

New Data Shows Record Level School Inequities: Gap Between Wealthiest & Poorest Students Has Grown Under Cuomo


ALBANY, NY (March 20, 2018) — The public school advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released new data showing that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education policies have created a record gap in education spending between the wealthiest and poorest school districts in New York, an astounding 24% growth in inequity over his time in office to … Continue reading New Data Shows Record Level School Inequities: Gap Between Wealthiest & Poorest Students Has Grown Under Cuomo

Assembly Budget Bill Advances Racial & Economic Equity In Education


ALBANY, NY (March 13, 2018) — Yesterday, the Assembly proposed a $1.5 billion increase in school funding, including $1.2 billion in Foundation Aid as part of a 4-year plan to fully phase in the remainder Foundation Aid that New York State owes to schools. Getting this budget enacted is essential to addressing the educational racism … Continue reading Assembly Budget Bill Advances Racial & Economic Equity In Education

Broadway Performers & Parent Activists Use Drama, Song & Dance to Tell Stories of School Funding Inequities


ALBANY, NY (March 12, 2018) — Broadway performers with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition joined the Alliance for Quality Education and traveled to the New York State Capitol with parents and community members to advocate for equity for Black, Brown and low-income students in state schools on Monday. In the first of its kind day of … Continue reading Broadway Performers & Parent Activists Use Drama, Song & Dance to Tell Stories of School Funding Inequities

AQE Responds to Cuomo Distortions About CFE & School Funding Equity


  ALBANY, NY (March 11, 2018) — Today Governor Cuomo’s Budget Director Robert Mujicaissued a long and detailed statement in yet another effort to justify why Governor Cuomo opposes adequate funding for high need schools and to distract public attention from the real issues of educational equity. The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following … Continue reading AQE Responds to Cuomo Distortions About CFE & School Funding Equity

“Separate & Unequal” Education in the New York State Budget: The Kerner Commission 50 Years Later


  ALBANY, NY (February 27, 2018)—As part of a national day of actions reexamining the Kerner Commission’s landmark 1968 report, the Alliance for Quality Education joined legislators, parents, educators and community members for a press conference on systemic racism in New York State’s education budget. AQE also is participating in a national event in Washington, … Continue reading “Separate & Unequal” Education in the New York State Budget: The Kerner Commission 50 Years Later

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