Settlement in NYSER case marks new chapter in the fight for education justice 

Governor Hochul signals commitment to fully phase in Foundation Aid  ALBANY, N.Y. (October 14, 2021) — In response to the announcement today that New York State has settled and discontinued the New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights v. New York State case, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “AQE … Continue reading Settlement in NYSER case marks new chapter in the fight for education justice 

School Districts Should Offer Remote Learning Option for Families

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 7, 2021) — With public schools across New York preparing for the new school year amidst rising COVID-19 cases, public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “We know that students learn best in the classroom. We are about to begin the third school year impacted by COVID-19, … Continue reading School Districts Should Offer Remote Learning Option for Families

AQE Responds to Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 10, 2021) — In response to the announcement that Andrew Cuomo will resign as governor of New York, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Andrew Cuomo was unfit to lead New York. AQE was one of the first organizations to call for his resignation as … Continue reading AQE Responds to Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

It’s Time for Andrew Cuomo to Resign

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 3, 2021) — In response to Attorney General Letitia James’ report and the findings of her investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pattern of sexual harassment, public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “We stand with every woman who has courageously spoken out to tell her … Continue reading It’s Time for Andrew Cuomo to Resign

Yang’s Debit Card School Voucher Is an Attack on Public Education

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

30-year education equity fight resolved in 2021 budget

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