Yang’s Debit Card School Voucher Is an Attack on Public Education

New York, N.Y. (May 14, 2021) — In response to New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang’s proposal for an “Educational Opportunity Fund,” which would provide families with government-funded debit cards to cover private educational costs, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement:   “Andrew Yang’s proposal to use federal … Continue reading Yang’s Debit Card School Voucher Is an Attack on Public Education

30-year education equity fight resolved in 2021 budget

Foundation Aid funding will become permanent following three-year phase-in ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2021) — New York lawmakers, led by Majority Leader Andrea Stewart- Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie, reached an agreement to equitably fund public schools in the 2021-22 New York State budget, which includes a phase-in plan to fully fund Foundation Aid over the … Continue reading 30-year education equity fight resolved in 2021 budget

Cuomo’s broken promises to New York’s students

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 2, 2021) — Governor Cuomo has consistently been an obstacle to fully funding educational opportunities for New York’s children, from blocking Foundation Aid to limiting access to full day Pre-K. Instead of broken promises, the 2021-22 enacted budget is a chance to make right on those promises. Cuomo’s opposition to funding education When … Continue reading Cuomo’s broken promises to New York’s students

State Legislators call for fully funding public education in the budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2021) — For the first time in years, both the Senate and Assembly one-house budget proposals include a full phase-in of Foundation Aid funding that the State owes to its public schools, in addition to $7 billion in new revenue streams. After decades of neglect, these one-house resolutions create a real opportunity … Continue reading State Legislators call for fully funding public education in the budget

Analysis: New York State Assembly & Senate Budget Proposals

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following analysis and reaction to the New York State State Senate and Assembly 2021-22 budget proposals: “The budget proposals put forward by the New York State Senate and Assembly reaffirm the state’s commitment to prioritize funding for our children … Continue reading Analysis: New York State Assembly & Senate Budget Proposals

CUOMO PROPOSES TO SHORTCHANGE STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 …AGAIN

Today, Education Law Center released a research brief analyzing state school aid cuts in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s FY22 State Budget. For a second straight year, the Governor wants to impose significant cuts on school districts. For the 2021-22 school year, the proposed cuts would total $2 billion statewide.    If enacted by the Legislature, the … Continue reading CUOMO PROPOSES TO SHORTCHANGE STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 …AGAIN

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 AQE & CEJ Respond to Resignation of Chancellor Carranza

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

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