Adams Proposes Continued Harm and Disinvestment from Children & Families

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 12, 2023) — In response to the release of Mayor Adams’ preliminary budget proposal on Thursday, public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Mayor Adams continues to propose austerity measures that harm children, families, schools and communities. At a time when our children need intense social, … Continue reading Adams Proposes Continued Harm and Disinvestment from Children & Families

Adoption of FSF Recommendations Will Advance Equity for NYC’s​ Students

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 23, 2023) — In response to the announcement today from New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks proposing improvements to the Fair Student Funding (FSF) formula, public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “We applaud … Continue reading Adoption of FSF Recommendations Will Advance Equity for NYC’s​ Students

100% Foundation Aid marks historic milestone for New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 10, 2023) — In response to Governor Hochul’s 2023 New York State of the State address, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The completion of the Foundation Aid phase-in announced by Governor Kathy Hochul today marks a historic milestone for New York State’s public schools, … Continue reading 100% Foundation Aid marks historic milestone for New York

Tell Governor Hochul to sign the child care bill!

Earlier this year, State Legislators passed a bill that would decouple child care subsidies from parents’ work hours. This bill would help New York’s families consistently access the child care assistance they need, but Governor Hochul needs to sign the bill by Saturday for it to become law. Email her now! This bill is a … Continue reading Tell Governor Hochul to sign the child care bill!

It’s time for Gov. Hochul to deliver on her promises to New York’s children

Last week, New York voted to give Governor Hochul a historic full term, sending a clear message that we will not stand for Trump-aligned politicians who stoke fear, hate and lies, and deny elections. New York’s working families were critical to the Governor’s victory. Now it’s time for her to deliver for us. Email Governor … Continue reading It’s time for Gov. Hochul to deliver on her promises to New York’s children

With Election Victory, Gov. Hochul Must Prepare to Deliver on Education & Child Care Promises

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 9, 2022) — In response to the gubernatorial election result, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “New York voted last night to give Governor Hochul a historic full term — the first woman to be elected to the office in our state’s history. With this … Continue reading With Election Victory, Gov. Hochul Must Prepare to Deliver on Education & Child Care Promises

Fair Student Funding Report Identifies Initial Steps for Improvements in Educational Equity

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 4, 2022) — Following the release of the Fair Student Funding Working Group’s final report and recommendations on Friday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The Working Group’s final report represents an initial effort to make some improvements to the Fair Student Funding formula. … Continue reading Fair Student Funding Report Identifies Initial Steps for Improvements in Educational Equity

Gov. Hochul Needs to Stand up for Public Schools, Not Privatization

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 26, 2022) — In response to Governor Hochul’s statement during the gubernatorial debate on Tuesday that she supports lifting the state’s cap on the expansion of charter schools, public education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Now is the moment that New York’s students and families are … Continue reading Gov. Hochul Needs to Stand up for Public Schools, Not Privatization

NYC Council Should Act Swiftly to Restore the Cuts

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 4, 2022) — In response to the pending legal decision that will likely require the New York City Council to re-vote on the education budget, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As parents and young people continue to organize tirelessly to fully fund our … Continue reading NYC Council Should Act Swiftly to Restore the Cuts

Advocates Urge Mayor Adams to Restore Cuts to Public Schools

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 13, 2022) — Public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement calling on Mayor Eric Adams to restore the budget cuts to New York City’s public schools: “The power is in Mayor Adams’ hands to restore the unnecessary cuts that New York City’s budget made to public … Continue reading Advocates Urge Mayor Adams to Restore Cuts to Public Schools