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Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations


The Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign applauds the Board of Regents Blue Ribbon Committee Recommendations, Calls on the Governor to Deliver on His Promise for Universal Pre-K The Ready for Kindergarten Campaign, a campaign that champions the right of all children to a high quality early learning opportunities starting at birth, applauds the … Continue reading Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations

Are Progressive Victories a Fluke? Public Education Issues and Last Night’s Primary Results


The Alliance for Quality Education, for which Cynthia Nixon has been a spokesperson for the past 17 years, put out the following statement regarding education issues and progressive electoral outcomes in yesterday’s New York State Democratic primary. Are Progressive VIctories a Fluke or the New Norm? In a press conference today Governor Andrew Cuomo declared … Continue reading Are Progressive Victories a Fluke? Public Education Issues and Last Night’s Primary Results

REPORT: New York’s Chronic Underfunding of Schools & the Disparate Impact on Black & Latino Students


Spending Gap has Increased 24% Under Governor Cuomo ALBANY, NY (September 11, 2018) — A new report from the Alliance for Quality Education shows the effects of educational racism in New York’s schools, and the disparate impact of New York State’s failure to fully fund schools on Black and Latino communities. The report, titled “Educational … Continue reading REPORT: New York’s Chronic Underfunding of Schools & the Disparate Impact on Black & Latino Students

Gov. Cuomo’s Donors Expose His Anti-Education Agenda


ALBANY, NY (August 15, 2018) — Governor Cuomo recently accepted a $45,100 contribution toward his re-election campaign from hedge fund investor John Petry, who sits on the board of the largest publicly funded, privately run charter school network, Success Academy. In response, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo’s Donors Expose His Anti-Education Agenda

Achieving Racial Justice at New York City’s Specialized High Schools Should Remain A Top Priority


ALBANY, NY (June 8, 2018) — The admissions policies to New York City’s specialized high schools has been long debated. The outcome of the single test admission policy has led to an underrepresentation of Black and Latino students at the specialized high schools. Although there is agreement on the problem, the lack of agreement on … Continue reading Achieving Racial Justice at New York City’s Specialized High Schools Should Remain A Top Priority

AQE Agrees With Cuomo That Racial Disparities Exist In School Funding — But Disparities Are The Result Of His Budgets


ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2018) — Today, as reported in a reporter’s tweet, Andrew Cuomo said that he wants to see if there is school inequity, predicting that whiter, wealthier schools get more funding. And he said he wants to know what to do about it. This is after eight years of consistently refusing to … Continue reading AQE Agrees With Cuomo That Racial Disparities Exist In School Funding — But Disparities Are The Result Of His Budgets

Parents, Students & Advocates Demand Positive School Climate & Updates to Codes of Conduct


New York State Leaders Need to Step Up, in Wake of Trump Proposed Rollbacks ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2018) — Today, members of the New York Safe and Supportive SchoolsCoalition held a press conference at the Million Dollar Staircase at the State Capitol in Albany. Representatives of the coalition spoke to the importance of New … Continue reading Parents, Students & Advocates Demand Positive School Climate & Updates to Codes of Conduct

AQE’s Zakiyah Ansari Nominates Cynthia Nixon as Democratic Candidate for Governor


NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2018) — At the New York Democratic Convention on Wednesday, Alliance for Quality Education Advocacy Director Zakiyah Ansari nominated gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to become the State Democratic party’s candidate for New York governor. Ms. Ansari’s remarks at the convention focused on inequity and underfunding in New York’s public schools, … Continue reading AQE’s Zakiyah Ansari Nominates Cynthia Nixon as Democratic Candidate for Governor

Mayor de Blasio Takes Important Step Toward Educational Equity, Even as Cuomo Continues to Blockade


NEW YORK, NY (April 25, 2018) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City will ensure that no school receives less than 90 percent of their Fair Student Funding (FSF), which prioritizes the funding of high-need schools in the city. In response, the Alliance for Quality Education and New York City Coalition … Continue reading Mayor de Blasio Takes Important Step Toward Educational Equity, Even as Cuomo Continues to Blockade