AQE Responds to College Protests on Genocide in Gaza

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 6, 2024) — Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement on the protests happening at college campuses across the country in response to the genocide in Gaza:  “We at AQE believe in, and exercise, our right to protest, and believe that students have this right. … Continue reading AQE Responds to College Protests on Genocide in Gaza

School and Foundation Aid safe for this year, but Gov. Hochul Put Child Care on the Chopping Block 

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2024) — In response to the finalization of the New York State budget, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following response:  “This should have been a year New York could have done great things, get kids to their maximum potential, and to build a continuous and … Continue reading School and Foundation Aid safe for this year, but Gov. Hochul Put Child Care on the Chopping Block 

AQE Responds to Gov. Hochul’s Budget Announcement

​ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2024) — In response to Governor Hochul’s budget announcement, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “We are deeply concerned about all the time wasted in pushing back on cuts instead of charting a path forward toward dismantling educational racism,” said Marina Marcou-O’Malley, Co-Executive Director, … Continue reading AQE Responds to Gov. Hochul’s Budget Announcement

Hochul Wants Credit for School Funding Victory While Trying to Undermine It

Gov. Overlooks Decades of Advocacy of Black & Brown Parents ALBANY, N.Y. (March 20, 2024) — Following comments made by Gov Hochul regarding the Foundation Aid formula as reported by Politico on Tuesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released this response: “It is disappointing, and, were it not so serious, even … Continue reading Hochul Wants Credit for School Funding Victory While Trying to Undermine It

Senate & Assembly Take Some Steps to Address the Child Care Crisis, But More Is Needed

March 12, 2024 (ALBANY, N.Y.) — Following the release of the State Senate and Assembly’s proposed budgets, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to the child care proposals: “We commend the Senate and Assembly on the inclusion of additional funding for the child care retention grant … Continue reading Senate & Assembly Take Some Steps to Address the Child Care Crisis, But More Is Needed

Senate & Assembly Protect Foundation Aid from Gov. Hochul’s Proposed Cuts and Alterations

March 12, 2024 (ALBANY, N.Y.) — Following the release of the State Senate and Assembly’s proposed budgets, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to the education proposals: “We applaud the State Senate and Assembly for recognizing the importance of fully funding public schools at this moment, … Continue reading Senate & Assembly Protect Foundation Aid from Gov. Hochul’s Proposed Cuts and Alterations

Response to Legislature’s Rejection of Proposed Congressional Maps

“We thank the New York State legislature for voting down the Independent Redistricting Commissions’ proposed Congressional maps yesterday. “When Black and brown communities are split and isolated across multiple Congressional districts it dilutes their collective power and denies them the right to vote in political representation that will carry the best agenda for their communities … Continue reading Response to Legislature’s Rejection of Proposed Congressional Maps