Schenectady Schools Help Kick Off Statewide Fact-Finding Tour

Sen. Robert Jackson, Plaintiff in CFE School Equity Lawsuit, Documenting Impact of Inequities in Funding on Students SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (February 4, 2019) — Schenectady City School District took part in a statewide Fact Finding Tour on Monday, as part of a collaboration with New York State Senator Robert Jackson, lead plaintiff in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity … Continue reading Schenectady Schools Help Kick Off Statewide Fact-Finding Tour

Briefing Guide: Breakdown of Access to Full Day Pre-K and Child Care by Legislative District

57 Years Until Pre-K Is Universal In New York, At Current Rate Of Investment; ALBANY, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) — A new briefing guide breaks down for the first time the extent of unmet need for pre-K and child care by legislative district, including the percent of children under 4 who are being served by the … Continue reading Briefing Guide: Breakdown of Access to Full Day Pre-K and Child Care by Legislative District

Cynthia Nixon, State Legislators & the Alliance for Quality Education Lay Out Vision for Educational Equity

Gov. Cuomo’s “Plan” is a Distraction From the State’s Responsibility ALBANY, N.Y. (January 22, 2019) — Actor, former gubernatorial candidate and Alliance for Quality Education spokesperson Cynthia Nixon joined state legislators and parents to lay out expectations for education in the 2019-20 State budget. They emphasized the need to fully fund public schools through the … Continue reading Cynthia Nixon, State Legislators & the Alliance for Quality Education Lay Out Vision for Educational Equity

The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 18, 2019) — A new report from public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education examines student poverty levels in schools that Governor Cuomo says local districts are overfunding. The report is titled The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax. It shows that the state’s high need school districts have … Continue reading The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax

State Legislators and AQE Criticize Governor Cuomo’s Education Budget for Failure to Fully Fund Foundation Aid

​ALBANY, N.Y. (January 15, 2019) — Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education was joined by several state legislators in criticizing Governor Cuomo’s proposed education budget for being totally inadequate due to the lack of commitment to fully fund Foundation Aid. The Governor’s budget includes a minuscule $338 million proposed increase in Foundation Aid and … Continue reading State Legislators and AQE Criticize Governor Cuomo’s Education Budget for Failure to Fully Fund Foundation Aid

Schools, Not Jails: How Educational Racism Fuels Mass Incarceration in New York

To download a pdf of the full report, click here. Executive Summary: New York State spends $22,000 on average to educate a child, but spends about $70,000 per prison bed. Nearly 70% of all jailed New Yorkers are legally innocent and they are being incarcerated pre-trial, they have been arrested (not convicted) of a crime. … Continue reading Schools, Not Jails: How Educational Racism Fuels Mass Incarceration in New York