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

Cuomo’s broken promises to New York’s students

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

Help us get Foundation Aid over the finish line!

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!

Governor Cuomo’s Cuts Are Hurting Black Communities

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

Tell State Legislators: Include child care in the final state budget!

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!

State Legislators call for fully funding public education in the budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2021) — For the first time in years, both the Senate and Assembly one-house budget proposals include a full phase-in of Foundation Aid funding that the State owes to its public schools, in addition to $7 billion in new revenue streams. After decades of neglect, these one-house resolutions create a real opportunity … Continue reading State Legislators call for fully funding public education in the budget

Analysis: New York State Assembly & Senate Budget Proposals

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following analysis and reaction to the New York State State Senate and Assembly 2021-22 budget proposals: “The budget proposals put forward by the New York State Senate and Assembly reaffirm the state’s commitment to prioritize funding for our children … Continue reading Analysis: New York State Assembly & Senate Budget Proposals