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

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

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

New Data Shows Record Level School Inequities: Gap Between Wealthiest & Poorest Students Has Grown Under Cuomo

ALBANY, NY (March 20, 2018) — The public school advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released new data showing that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education policies have created a record gap in education spending between the wealthiest and poorest school districts in New York, an astounding 24% growth in inequity over his time in office to … Continue reading New Data Shows Record Level School Inequities: Gap Between Wealthiest & Poorest Students Has Grown Under Cuomo