The final budget is about to be decided. It is unconscionable that Governor Cuomo wants to cut education funding as millions of New York’s children have their lives and education disrupted by this pandemic. We know that $1.3 billion in education cuts in 2011 disrupted the education of a generation of students; the harm continues … Continue reading ANALYSIS: What does a 5% education cut mean?
Governor Cuomo has positioned himself on the podium as a national leader in a time of global crisis. But as our state hurtles into the global center-point of the pandemic, we’re also fast-approaching our state budget deadline on April 1. And behind the closed doors of budget negotiations at the Capitol, Governor Cuomo is pushing for … Continue reading Students need Medicaid, too
New York State is facing a moral reckoning: will we take away from children and their families, or ask the ultra-wealthy to pay a little more? Right now, our leaders are debating this very question, as they negotiate the State budget. But the reality is that there should be no question about the answer — … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Says to Prepare for School Cuts
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2020) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “While Governor Cuomo is filling news cycles with his response to the COVID-19 crisis, he is preparing a state budget that would devastate educational opportunities for the children of New York. When it comes to our children … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s Callous Disregard of New York’s Children
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2020) — Health care and education advocates joined together Friday morning calling on Governor Cuomo and State Legislators to protect funding for health and education in the state budget, and increase taxes on millionaires. Every year, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature sing the same tune: there isn’t enough money … Continue reading Health & Education Advocates Unite on New York State Budget Demands
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 26, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s remarks Thursday regarding the New York State budget, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic is hurling New York State into a fiscal crisis. Governor Cuomo can either balance the budget on the backs of children … Continue reading New York Can Fund Schools and Balance the Budget
Schools in New York could remain closed for the rest of the school year. Mayor de Blasio made this announcement yesterday just as parents, teachers and students in New York City began to adapt to the new reality of remote learning. The possibility of schools statewide remaining closed until the fall looks more like a … Continue reading Remote Learning: Is It Working?
The COVID-19 pandemic makes it increasingly likely that we are a matter of days, not weeks, away from New York State finalizing the budget. This health crisis could lead to a state fiscal crisis. The last time New York faced a financial crisis, Governor Cuomo chose to balance the State budget on the backs of children … Continue reading Protect Children, Not Billionaires
New York City, NY (March 15th, 2020) – New York City and the world is in the midst of a public health crisis greater than we have seen in our lifetime, and it is exposing the lack of a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of NYC children and families. Historically, schools have been used … Continue reading New York City’s Largest Parent Organizing Group Responds To The COVID 19 Pandemic
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 13, 2020) — The COVID 19 pandemic has unmasked the stark inequity in New York’s schools and communities. Underfunded high-need schools have been struggling to provide students with the basics, like soap, well before the first case of COVID-19 hit our state. Many schools lack a full time nurse on site to … Continue reading AQE Responds to Growing Pressure to Close New York’s Schools