AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Following the arrest of a Schenectady High School student on school grounds on Wednesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education reiterates our position that policing children is not a solution that addresses root causes of disciplinary issues. Read the following statement in response:  “Incidents like the one in Schenectady this week underscore … Continue reading AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles

Over the past 10 years, Jamaica Miles has worked with AQE as a parent, advocate, community leader, and member of the AQE board — years of experience that speak to her fierce commitment to educational and racial justice for Schenectady’s students and for children around the state.  Jamaica was deeply involved in the decades-long statewide … Continue reading Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles

NYS Budget Bills Missing Promised Multi-Year Child Care Investment

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2022) — In response to the passage of the New York State 2022-23 budget over the weekend, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Of all the budget bills passed over the weekend, none included any reference to Governor Hochul’s promise of a $7 billion … Continue reading NYS Budget Bills Missing Promised Multi-Year Child Care Investment

New York’s Child Care Crisis Remains as State Aid Trickles Down to Families & Providers

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2022) — In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement of the details in the enacted 2022-23 budget, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Hochul’s lofty-sounding announcement on child care is watered down by the long implementation timeline,” said Jasmine Gripper, Executive Director, Alliance … Continue reading New York’s Child Care Crisis Remains as State Aid Trickles Down to Families & Providers

Child care must include ALL New York’s families

Governor Hochul is fighting to exclude some immigrant children from the state’s expansion of child care access. She’s making excuses, blaming federal rules that stipulate that federal dollars for child care can’t be spent on services for undocumented families. But there’s a simple and obvious solution: New York State can establish its own fund, separate … Continue reading Child care must include ALL New York’s families

We need at least $3b for child care, not bail rollbacks

With just a few days left to finalize the budget, Governor Hochul is stalling the process and putting critical community investments — including child care — in jeopardy. Email our State Leaders now and tell them we need a budget with no less than $3 billion for child care! Normally at this point in the … Continue reading We need at least $3b for child care, not bail rollbacks

We need not a penny less than $3b for child care

Since the Senate and Assembly budget proposals came out this weekend we’ve been busy going through the details. Even though the Senate and Assembly proposals both fall short of the $5 billion that our families, child care providers and communities needed, they still provide a downpayment that is crucial for our state. The $3 billion … Continue reading We need not a penny less than $3b for child care

$3 Billion Commitment to New York’s Children & Families Significant Step Toward Universal Child Care 

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 14, 2022) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following reaction to the New York State State Senate and Assembly 2022-23 budget proposals: “We applaud the New York State Senate and Assembly for proposing bold investments in child care and maintaining their commitment to fully fund the … Continue reading $3 Billion Commitment to New York’s Children & Families Significant Step Toward Universal Child Care