On April 6, the children of our state won a crucial victory as New York State made a historic commitment to fully fund Foundation Aid for our public schools. This is the fight that AQE was founded over twenty years ago to win — the fight for adequate and equitable resources for New York’s low … Continue reading 30 Year Equity Fight Won in New York State Budget
New York, N.Y. (May 14, 2021) — In response to New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang’s proposal for an “Educational Opportunity Fund,” which would provide families with government-funded debit cards to cover private educational costs, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Andrew Yang’s proposal to use federal … Continue reading Yang’s Debit Card School Voucher Is an Attack on Public Education
Foundation Aid funding will become permanent following three-year phase-in ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2021) — New York lawmakers, led by Majority Leader Andrea Stewart- Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie, reached an agreement to equitably fund public schools in the 2021-22 New York State budget, which includes a phase-in plan to fully fund Foundation Aid over the … Continue reading 30-year education equity fight resolved in 2021 budget
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 2, 2021) — Governor Cuomo has consistently been an obstacle to fully funding educational opportunities for New York’s children, from blocking Foundation Aid to limiting access to full day Pre-K. Instead of broken promises, the 2021-22 enacted budget is a chance to make right on those promises. Cuomo’s opposition to funding education When … Continue reading Cuomo’s broken promises to New York’s students
As millions of Black and Brown New Yorkers struggle to recover from the economic effects of the pandemic, Governor Cuomo is refusing to tax his rich friends. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have taken bold action to tax the wealthy few to fund essential needs for millions, but Cuomo insists … Continue reading Help us get Foundation Aid over the finish line!
After a decade+ of cuts & underfunding, it’s clear that Governor Cuomo doesn’t care about Black communities. New Yorkers are at a breaking point. Covid-19 didn’t cause the current crisis – it uncovered the massive economic disparity in our state. This runaway inequality is the result of years of Cuomo’s austerity budgets and his refusal … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s Cuts Are Hurting Black Communities
As part of the federal stimulus packages, New York is expected to receive $1.8 billion under the American Rescue Act Plan plus $469 million for child care. New York must invest these funds in the ways we know will help families and the child care sector now. And the New York Legislature, whose members are informed and … Continue reading Tell State Legislators: Include child care in the final state budget!