​AQE Congratulates Chancellor Young​ 1

​AQE Congratulates Chancellor Young​

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2021) — In response to the Board of Regent’s unanimous election of Lester Young as Chancellor, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement:

“Chancellor Young has been a long time warrior of education justice and equity in education. His work while a member of the board of Regents was centered on improving educational outcomes and opportunities for our most vulnerable children. His commitment to early education, expanding opportunities for Black young men and boys, and overall around disbanding educational racism positions him uniquely to be at the helm of our education policy body in New York. Thanks to his leadership, New York State has made a robust commitment in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, making NY the only state investing in this strategic program. We are excited to continue to work with Chancellor Young to ensure that all children and students have access to the high quality education they have a right to.”