AQE Responds to Janus v. AFSCME Decision

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 27, 2018) — Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 that public-sector unions cannot require employees to pay union fees. For schools, that means that school districts will no longer be able to require their employees that are not dues paying members to pay fees to the … Continue reading AQE Responds to Janus v. AFSCME Decision

Achieving Racial Justice at New York City’s Specialized High Schools Should Remain A Top Priority

ALBANY, NY (June 8, 2018) — The admissions policies to New York City’s specialized high schools has been long debated. The outcome of the single test admission policy has led to an underrepresentation of Black and Latino students at the specialized high schools. Although there is agreement on the problem, the lack of agreement on … Continue reading Achieving Racial Justice at New York City’s Specialized High Schools Should Remain A Top Priority

AQE Agrees With Cuomo That Racial Disparities Exist In School Funding — But Disparities Are The Result Of His Budgets

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2018) — Today, as reported in a reporter’s tweet, Andrew Cuomo said that he wants to see if there is school inequity, predicting that whiter, wealthier schools get more funding. And he said he wants to know what to do about it. This is after eight years of consistently refusing to … Continue reading AQE Agrees With Cuomo That Racial Disparities Exist In School Funding — But Disparities Are The Result Of His Budgets

Parents, Students & Advocates Demand Positive School Climate & Updates to Codes of Conduct

New York State Leaders Need to Step Up, in Wake of Trump Proposed Rollbacks ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2018) — Today, members of the New York Safe and Supportive SchoolsCoalition held a press conference at the Million Dollar Staircase at the State Capitol in Albany. Representatives of the coalition spoke to the importance of New … Continue reading Parents, Students & Advocates Demand Positive School Climate & Updates to Codes of Conduct

AQE’s Zakiyah Ansari Nominates Cynthia Nixon as Democratic Candidate for Governor

NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2018) — At the New York Democratic Convention on Wednesday, Alliance for Quality Education Advocacy Director Zakiyah Ansari nominated gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to become the State Democratic party’s candidate for New York governor. Ms. Ansari’s remarks at the convention focused on inequity and underfunding in New York’s public schools, … Continue reading AQE’s Zakiyah Ansari Nominates Cynthia Nixon as Democratic Candidate for Governor