State Legislators Join AQE Proclaiming February “Education Justice Is Racial Justice” Month

ALBANY, NY (February 1, 2018) — In honor of Black History Month, the Alliance for Quality Education is proud to join state legislators in proclaiming February 2018 “Education Justice Is Racial Justice Month” in New York State. State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember and Chairwoman of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Latrice Walker, … Continue reading State Legislators Join AQE Proclaiming February “Education Justice Is Racial Justice” Month

AQE Reacts to Executive Education Budget Proposal

  ALBANY, NY (January 16, 2018) — In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education budget announced on Tuesday, the Alliance for Quality Education and actor and AQE spokesperson Cynthia Nixon released the following joint statement: “Governor Cuomo is attempting to appear generous while perpetuating educational racism and economic inequality, at a time when nearly … Continue reading AQE Reacts to Executive Education Budget Proposal

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Statement

What does Governor Cuomo Need to do in his Budget Tomorrow to Live Up to his Commitment to Educational Equity? January 15, 2018 Dear Members of the New York State Legislature and Representatives of the Press: Governor Cuomo vowed to bring equity in education. He said: “We must address education funding inequities and dedicate more … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Statement

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Glosses Over the Needs of Black, Brown and Low-Income Students

ALBANY, NY (January 3, 2018) — In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo’s State of the State opened with a commitment to fight racial inequity, but his education policies are part of the problem when it comes to systemic racism in … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Glosses Over the Needs of Black, Brown and Low-Income Students

Education Increases Since 2008 Amount to a Zero

A new report released by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities shows that New York State is still shortchanging Black, Brown and low income students as state formula funding is below 2008 funding levels. In 2007, as a result of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the State committed to providing $5.5 billion in operating … Continue reading Education Increases Since 2008 Amount to a Zero