Democratic Supermajority Puts New York Closer to Fully Funded Public Schools​

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 23, 2020) — In response to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ announcement today that the Democratic Conference has won a supermajority in the State Senate, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As the final ballots are counted, today we celebrate a historic Democratic supermajority in … Continue reading Democratic Supermajority Puts New York Closer to Fully Funded Public Schools​

New York Must Prioritize Students, Not Profits In COVID-19 Response

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 17, 2020) — As COVID-19 infection rates again rise across New York State, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “New York’s families need leadership and a plan that prioritizes children. As the pandemic worsens, our state and local leaders are still prioritizing the bottom lines of … Continue reading New York Must Prioritize Students, Not Profits In COVID-19 Response

Stop across-the-board cuts to Early Childhood Education & Afterschool

Governor Cuomo is proposing a minimum 20% cut to state funding for prekindergarten, preschool special education, child care and after-school services this year. These critical services are essential for children, families and the community and key to the successful reopening of public schools and sustaining local economies. We know that across-the-board cuts will have a … Continue reading Stop across-the-board cuts to Early Childhood Education & Afterschool

NY Budget Director Unconcerned With Students’ Wellbeing

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 16, 2020) — In response to comments made by state Budget Director Robert Mujica in an op-ed to the Times Union, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo has been threatening public schools with a 20 percent cut to state funding for over four months. School … Continue reading NY Budget Director Unconcerned With Students’ Wellbeing

NY Public Schools Mandated to Pay Charter Tuition in Full, Even as They Face 20% Cuts

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 9, 2020) — A white paper released on Wednesday by the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education shows that even as public schools face a 20 percent cut in state aid, school districts will still be mandated to pay 100 percent of tuition for publicly funded, privately run charter schools. The … Continue reading NY Public Schools Mandated to Pay Charter Tuition in Full, Even as They Face 20% Cuts

Cuomo’s cuts would hurt Black & Brown students the most

Just a few short weeks from the start of a new school year that will be full of new challenges and additional costs, Governor Cuomo is considering a 20 percent cut in school aid. But if we want a sustainable, long term solution for our schools, we need immediate action from our legislators. Email your State … Continue reading Cuomo’s cuts would hurt Black & Brown students the most

20% School Cuts Would Impact Black & Brown Students the Most

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 1, 2020) — A report released Tuesday by the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education shows how Governor Cuomo’s pandemic-era policies continue a trend of balancing the state’s budget at the expense of the educational resources and opportunities for Black, Brown and low-income students. Just a few short weeks from the … Continue reading 20% School Cuts Would Impact Black & Brown Students the Most

It’s time for NY to tax the wealthy & invest in schools

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo declared that he can’t raise taxes on wealthy New Yorkers, who he insists are already fleeing to second homes in the Hamptons and the Hudson Valley — so instead, he will close our budget deficit by slashing funding for public schools. New York State’s legislators can and must act immediately to tax … Continue reading It’s time for NY to tax the wealthy & invest in schools