The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 18, 2019) — A new report from public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education examines student poverty levels in schools that Governor Cuomo says local districts are overfunding. The report is titled The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax. It shows that the state’s high need school districts have … Continue reading The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax

State Legislators and AQE Criticize Governor Cuomo’s Education Budget for Failure to Fully Fund Foundation Aid

​ALBANY, N.Y. (January 15, 2019) — Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education was joined by several state legislators in criticizing Governor Cuomo’s proposed education budget for being totally inadequate due to the lack of commitment to fully fund Foundation Aid. The Governor’s budget includes a minuscule $338 million proposed increase in Foundation Aid and … Continue reading State Legislators and AQE Criticize Governor Cuomo’s Education Budget for Failure to Fully Fund Foundation Aid

Schools, Not Jails: How Educational Racism Fuels Mass Incarceration in New York

To download a pdf of the full report, click here. Executive Summary: New York State spends $22,000 on average to educate a child, but spends about $70,000 per prison bed. Nearly 70% of all jailed New Yorkers are legally innocent and they are being incarcerated pre-trial, they have been arrested (not convicted) of a crime. … Continue reading Schools, Not Jails: How Educational Racism Fuels Mass Incarceration in New York

Over 500 Parents, Educators & People Impacted by the Jail Crisis Travel to Albany to Demand the State Prioritize Schools, Not Jails and Decarcerate New York in 2019

Parents and Families Demand New York End Mass Jailing & Invest in Schools ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2019) – Over 500 parents, educators and people impacted by New York’s unjust pretrial system traveled to Albany from across New York State on Monday to demand the State legislature pass bail and discovery law reform, decarcerate jails, … Continue reading Over 500 Parents, Educators & People Impacted by the Jail Crisis Travel to Albany to Demand the State Prioritize Schools, Not Jails and Decarcerate New York in 2019

Parents and Grandparents Respond to Governor Cuomo’s Dismissal of Foundation Aid, Funding Equity

ALBANY, NY (December 19, 2018) — More than 70 parents and grandparents from across New York State who are advocates for educational opportunity and funding equity sent a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today responding to his statement that the Foundation Aid owed to our schools and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity are “ghosts from … Continue reading Parents and Grandparents Respond to Governor Cuomo’s Dismissal of Foundation Aid, Funding Equity

Gov. Cuomo, Scrooge of Public Schools, Denies CFE

ALBANY, NY (December 17, 2018) — In an address today, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit and Foundation Aid school funding formula “ghosts of the past and distractions of the present.” In response, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Cuomo is the Ebenezer Scrooge … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo, Scrooge of Public Schools, Denies CFE

Board of Regents Releases School Aid Proposal for 2019-2020 Emphasizing Equity

Albany, NY (December 10, 2018) — Today, the New York State Board of Regents, under the leadership of Chancellor Rosa, has demonstrated once again its commitment to equity and adequacy for public schools. The State Aid proposal the board is putting forth today is a clear path to fully funding public schools in a manner that … Continue reading Board of Regents Releases School Aid Proposal for 2019-2020 Emphasizing Equity