New York State is facing a moral reckoning: will we take away from children and their families, or ask the ultra-wealthy to pay a little more? Right now, our leaders are debating this very question, as they negotiate the State budget. But the reality is that there should be no question about the answer — … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Says to Prepare for School Cuts
Schools in New York could remain closed for the rest of the school year. Mayor de Blasio made this announcement yesterday just as parents, teachers and students in New York City began to adapt to the new reality of remote learning. The possibility of schools statewide remaining closed until the fall looks more like a … Continue reading Remote Learning: Is It Working?
The COVID-19 pandemic makes it increasingly likely that we are a matter of days, not weeks, away from New York State finalizing the budget. This health crisis could lead to a state fiscal crisis. The last time New York faced a financial crisis, Governor Cuomo chose to balance the State budget on the backs of children … Continue reading Protect Children, Not Billionaires
By April 1st, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Assembly and Senate will come to an agreement on New York’s $170 billion state budget. This means we have just a few days left to tell our Senators and Assemblymembers that they need to fight harder than they ever to ensure New York invest in our children … Continue reading Our children’s futures are on the line
Governor Cuomo’s fighting for a budget that would severely shortchange our public schools. But the Governor cannot pass a budget alone. Next week, New York State legislators will release their state budget proposals. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie will ultimately join the Governor in making the final decisions in the … Continue reading New York’s budget needs to put children first
New York is home to more billionaires than anywhere else on the planet. Yet just blocks from the center of the epicenter of the global financial universe, students are going to public schools that are barely scraping by. New York has enormous wealth, but we also have one of the worst track-records for inequity … Continue reading Students need #BudgetJustice
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. … Continue reading It’s time to #FundNYSchools
Once again Governor Cuomo has proposed a budget that would maintain systemic racism in education funding. By underfunding the Foundation Aid formula, Governor Cuomo is ensuring that Black, Brown and low income children will have limited opportunities for educational success. Year after year, he claims there’s not enough funding to meet the needs of children- … Continue reading Tax the rich, fund our schools