Rockefeller Institute Report on School Funding is Latest Effort by Team Cuomo to Shirk Responsibility for Funding High Needs Schools

ALBANY, NY (November 14, 2018) — Today the Rockefeller Institute, a part of SUNY, released a report on school funding written by its President Jim Malatras, who served for many years as one of Andrew Cuomo’s top political aides. Across the state schools are owed $4.2 billion in Foundation Aid, according to data from the State … Continue reading Rockefeller Institute Report on School Funding is Latest Effort by Team Cuomo to Shirk Responsibility for Funding High Needs Schools

STATEMENT: Democratic NY Legislature Can Lead Fight to Dismantle Educational Racism

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2018) — In response to the results of last night’s New York State election, public education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Last night grassroots campaigns nationally won historic victories for the representation of women, for Black and Brown communities, LGBTQ people and Muslims,” said Zakiyah … Continue reading STATEMENT: Democratic NY Legislature Can Lead Fight to Dismantle Educational Racism

Testimony to the Assembly Standing Committee on Education

Presented by Jasmine Gripper, Legislative Director, October 23, 2018 Good day. My name is Jasmine Gripper. I am the legislative director at the Alliance for Quality Education. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify. We appreciate Chairwoman Nolan and the entire New York State Assembly fighting for the 2018-19 enacted state budget to … Continue reading Testimony to the Assembly Standing Committee on Education

Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations

The Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign applauds the Board of Regents Blue Ribbon Committee Recommendations, Calls on the Governor to Deliver on His Promise for Universal Pre-K The Ready for Kindergarten Campaign, a campaign that champions the right of all children to a high quality early learning opportunities starting at birth, applauds the … Continue reading Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations

Are Progressive Victories a Fluke? Public Education Issues and Last Night’s Primary Results

The Alliance for Quality Education, for which Cynthia Nixon has been a spokesperson for the past 17 years, put out the following statement regarding education issues and progressive electoral outcomes in yesterday’s New York State Democratic primary. Are Progressive VIctories a Fluke or the New Norm? In a press conference today Governor Andrew Cuomo declared … Continue reading Are Progressive Victories a Fluke? Public Education Issues and Last Night’s Primary Results

REPORT: Educational Racism: Cuomo’s Record of Underfunding Schools in Black & Latino Communities

Executive summary The numbers tell the truth: the schools with the most need are being shortchanged the most. American history has confirmed this time and time again, even though it was supposed to be rectified with Brown v. Board of Education. Educational racism explains the fact that two dozen school districts are owed the most … Continue reading REPORT: Educational Racism: Cuomo’s Record of Underfunding Schools in Black & Latino Communities

REPORT: New York’s Chronic Underfunding of Schools & the Disparate Impact on Black & Latino Students

Spending Gap has Increased 24% Under Governor Cuomo ALBANY, NY (September 11, 2018) — A new report from the Alliance for Quality Education shows the effects of educational racism in New York’s schools, and the disparate impact of New York State’s failure to fully fund schools on Black and Latino communities. The report, titled “Educational … Continue reading REPORT: New York’s Chronic Underfunding of Schools & the Disparate Impact on Black & Latino Students

Gov. Cuomo’s Donors Expose His Anti-Education Agenda

ALBANY, NY (August 15, 2018) — Governor Cuomo recently accepted a $45,100 contribution toward his re-election campaign from hedge fund investor John Petry, who sits on the board of the largest publicly funded, privately run charter school network, Success Academy. In response, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo’s Donors Expose His Anti-Education Agenda