Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal is grossly inadequate to meet the needs of New York’s students — just one-third of what our schools need, according to the Board of Regents. You can compare the Board of Regents’ recommendations and AQE’s education demands to what made it into the Governor’s budget proposal by clicking the image below.
Our state leaders need to hear from us that it’s time #FundNYschools! Send an email to Education Chairwoman Mayer and Chairman Benedetto demanding they prioritize funding New York’s public schools in the state budget.
Tomorrow in Albany, legislators will hear from everyone how this executive proposal affects districts and students, and AQE will be there testifying. Education Committee Chairs Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto are key decision-makers in this process — and in what each house of the Legislature will propose and fight for during final budget negotiations. They need them to hear from us that we demand a budget that puts our children and students of New York State first, and fully funds public schools using the Foundation Aid formula.
The fight for equity in New York’s public schools is on. The opportunities for millions of students — especially Black, Brown, and low-income students — are on the line. Email Chairwoman Mayer and Chairman Benedetto demanding they make funding New York’s public schools the top priority in the state budget.