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

Bill Caps Class Size in NYC Schools: Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 3, 2022) — Advocates for New York City public school students hail the passage of S09460/_ A10498 by the New York State Legislature today. The law mandates caps on class size to be phased in over five years in all New York City public schools. The caps are 20 students per … Continue reading Bill Caps Class Size in NYC Schools: Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

AQE responds to racist attack on Buffalo’s Black community

Roberta A. Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackneil, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, Ruth Whitfield. Those are the names of the people who died in Buffalo Saturday. They were mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters and brothers. They were people with childhood memories, plans for their weekends and hopes for … Continue reading AQE responds to racist attack on Buffalo’s Black community

AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Following the arrest of a Schenectady High School student on school grounds on Wednesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education reiterates our position that policing children is not a solution that addresses root causes of disciplinary issues. Read the following statement in response:  “Incidents like the one in Schenectady this week underscore … Continue reading AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles

Over the past 10 years, Jamaica Miles has worked with AQE as a parent, advocate, community leader, and member of the AQE board — years of experience that speak to her fierce commitment to educational and racial justice for Schenectady’s students and for children around the state.  Jamaica was deeply involved in the decades-long statewide … Continue reading Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles

NYS Budget Bills Missing Promised Multi-Year Child Care Investment

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2022) — In response to the passage of the New York State 2022-23 budget over the weekend, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Of all the budget bills passed over the weekend, none included any reference to Governor Hochul’s promise of a $7 billion … Continue reading NYS Budget Bills Missing Promised Multi-Year Child Care Investment

New York’s Child Care Crisis Remains as State Aid Trickles Down to Families & Providers

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2022) — In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement of the details in the enacted 2022-23 budget, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Hochul’s lofty-sounding announcement on child care is watered down by the long implementation timeline,” said Jasmine Gripper, Executive Director, Alliance … Continue reading New York’s Child Care Crisis Remains as State Aid Trickles Down to Families & Providers

Child care must include ALL New York’s families

Governor Hochul is fighting to exclude some immigrant children from the state’s expansion of child care access. She’s making excuses, blaming federal rules that stipulate that federal dollars for child care can’t be spent on services for undocumented families. But there’s a simple and obvious solution: New York State can establish its own fund, separate … Continue reading Child care must include ALL New York’s families