New York’s budget needs to put children first

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

It’s time to #FundNYSchools

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

Tax the rich, fund our schools

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