STATEMENT: AQE & CEJ Respond to Resignation of Chancellor Carranza

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 26, 2021) — In response to the resignation of Richard A. Carranza and the appointment of Meisha Porter as Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, public education advocacy organizations Alliance for Quality Education and NYC Coalition for Educational Justice released the following statement: “Many thanks to Chancellor Carranza for his … Continue reading STATEMENT: AQE & CEJ Respond to Resignation of Chancellor Carranza

State Senators Need to Protect Students, Not Ultra Rich

With public schools still grappling with how to address the ongoing challenges created by COVID-19, the stakes of the ongoing state budget negotiations in Albany are higher than ever. For years New Yorkers have worked hard to win Democratic control of the State Legislature, and as a result of that statewide effort Democrats now have … Continue reading State Senators Need to Protect Students, Not Ultra Rich

Prioritize students, not the ultra rich

As New York’s State Legislators meet to decide the state’s spending priorities for the coming year, they grapple with much uncertainty about what lies ahead, but one thing is clear: getting pandemic relief and funding to our public schools must be a priority. We simply cannot afford to continue sidelining and ignoring New York’s students any … Continue reading Prioritize students, not the ultra rich

Schools Should Not Be Required to Administer High Stakes Tests During Pandemic

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 23, 2021) — In response to the Biden administration’s announcement that states must administer federally required standardized tests this year, the Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement. “New York’s school districts do not have the capacity to administer federally mandated tests. Requiring states to administer these tests this year is a … Continue reading Schools Should Not Be Required to Administer High Stakes Tests During Pandemic

AQE Calls for Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

ALBANY, N.Y (February 12, 2021) — In response to the NY Post’s report Thursday revealing Governor Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa admitted that the administration purposefully deceived the public and the federal government by withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo and his administration underreported … Continue reading AQE Calls for Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

NY must invest in our students & their futures

Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, too many students in New York are still struggling to engage in meaningful learning because of a lack of resources. Many children are shut out of remote classrooms without access to laptops, WiFi, language or disability services. Many students, families and educators are cut off from social and … Continue reading NY must invest in our students & their futures

AQE Congratulates Dr. Rosa on Appointment as Permanent Commissioner

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 9, 2021) — In response to Dr. Betty Rosa’s appointment as the permanent commission of Education, public education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Congratulations to Dr. Rosa on her unanimous appointment as the permanent commissioner of Education. This is a historic moment for New York State. … Continue reading AQE Congratulates Dr. Rosa on Appointment as Permanent Commissioner

Cuomo Must Not Shirk Responsibility to NY Public School Students

Feds offer relief to schools, but Cuomo’s state aid reductions would stop increases from reaching classrooms ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2021) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s executive budget address, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo is calling for accountability from Washington while ignoring his own … Continue reading Cuomo Must Not Shirk Responsibility to NY Public School Students

Cuomo’s State of the State Is An Insult to Students & Their Families

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2021) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State addresses this week, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrapped up his week-long State of the State addresses outlining his priorities for the coming year, yet Governor Cuomo didn’t think … Continue reading Cuomo’s State of the State Is An Insult to Students & Their Families