Cuomo’s cuts would hurt Black & Brown students the most

Just a few short weeks from the start of a new school year that will be full of new challenges and additional costs, Governor Cuomo is considering a 20 percent cut in school aid. But if we want a sustainable, long term solution for our schools, we need immediate action from our legislators. Email your State … Continue reading Cuomo’s cuts would hurt Black & Brown students the most

Governor Cuomo Cuts Aid to Municipalities

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 24, 2020) — At a time when our cities are hurting from the loss of revenue, and the needs of New Yorkers are dramatically increasing, Governor Cuomo has abandoned his responsibility to take action. The Governor would have us all believe that he bears no responsibility for that financial and emotional pain that … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Cuts Aid to Municipalities

Gov. Cuomo Erases Black & Brown New Yorkers Fighting for Educational Equity

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 1, 2020) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to comments made by Governor Cuomo regarding education on Sunday: “Yesterday Governor Cuomo told a boldfaced lie to rewrite a version of history in which he is a lone voice in New York speaking up for … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo Erases Black & Brown New Yorkers Fighting for Educational Equity

Keep Cuomo’s hands off New York City’s budget 

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 26, 2020) — In response to reports that Mayor de Blasio is seeking approval from New York State for the city to borrow to cover its operating expenses, the education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Mayor de Blasio’s intention to gain approval from the State to … Continue reading Keep Cuomo’s hands off New York City’s budget 

Education advocates respond to Governor Cuomo’s announcement to collaborate with the Gates Foundation to reimagine education

Education advocates respond to Governor Cuomo’s announcement to collaborate with the Gates Foundation to reimagine education ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that New York State will collaborate with the Gates Foundation to reimagine education, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor … Continue reading Education advocates respond to Governor Cuomo’s announcement to collaborate with the Gates Foundation to reimagine education

Urgent action to stop Cuomo’s cuts to public schools!

Governor Cuomo is about to make devastating cuts to public school funding, as early as next week. When they passed the budget earlier this month, State Legislators handed unprecedented power to the Governor to alter the state budget throughout the year. As we approach the first budget-revision deadline on April 30th, Cuomo has released a “plan” … Continue reading Urgent action to stop Cuomo’s cuts to public schools!

Governor Cuomo’s Callous Disregard of New York’s Children

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2020) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “While Governor Cuomo is filling news cycles with his response to the COVID-19 crisis, he is preparing a state budget that would devastate educational opportunities for the children of New York. When it comes to our children … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s Callous Disregard of New York’s Children

Governor Cuomo’s Continuous Attempts to Eradicate Civil Rights in Education

In response to comments from Governor Andrew Cuomo as reported by Politico on Thursday, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo says he wants to fund schools based on need, but the biggest opposition to making that happen is the Governor himself. The 2007 Foundation Aid formula does not follow the shares agreement, … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s Continuous Attempts to Eradicate Civil Rights in Education