Cuomo Must Not Shirk Responsibility to NY Public School Students

Feds offer relief to schools, but Cuomo’s state aid reductions would stop increases from reaching classrooms ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2021) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s executive budget address, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo is calling for accountability from Washington while ignoring his own … Continue reading Cuomo Must Not Shirk Responsibility to NY Public School Students

Cuomo’s State of the State Is An Insult to Students & Their Families

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2021) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State addresses this week, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrapped up his week-long State of the State addresses outlining his priorities for the coming year, yet Governor Cuomo didn’t think … Continue reading Cuomo’s State of the State Is An Insult to Students & Their Families

​AQE Congratulates Chancellor Young​

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2021) — In response to the Board of Regent’s unanimous election of Lester Young as Chancellor, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Chancellor Young has been a long time warrior of education justice and equity in education. His work while a member of the board … Continue reading ​AQE Congratulates Chancellor Young​

State of Education: What to Watch For in Gov. Cuomo’s Address

New York parents are struggling dealing with the challenges created by school closures, remote learning and limited access to adequate tools and supports. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of students are enrolled in remote learning, but do not have a laptop. Access to high speed internet continues to be a problem for students … Continue reading State of Education: What to Watch For in Gov. Cuomo’s Address

Senator Chuck Schumer Delivers Big for NY Students & Schools

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 passed by Congress recently  includes significant aid for public education, with about $4 billion for New York’s K-12 public schools and $450 million for child care. In response, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As the pandemic rages on, our public schools … Continue reading Senator Chuck Schumer Delivers Big for NY Students & Schools

Democratic Supermajority Puts New York Closer to Fully Funded Public Schools​

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 23, 2020) — In response to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ announcement today that the Democratic Conference has won a supermajority in the State Senate, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As the final ballots are counted, today we celebrate a historic Democratic supermajority in … Continue reading Democratic Supermajority Puts New York Closer to Fully Funded Public Schools​

New York Must Prioritize Students, Not Profits In COVID-19 Response

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 17, 2020) — As COVID-19 infection rates again rise across New York State, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “New York’s families need leadership and a plan that prioritizes children. As the pandemic worsens, our state and local leaders are still prioritizing the bottom lines of … Continue reading New York Must Prioritize Students, Not Profits In COVID-19 Response

NY Budget Director Unconcerned With Students’ Wellbeing

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 16, 2020) — In response to comments made by state Budget Director Robert Mujica in an op-ed to the Times Union, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo has been threatening public schools with a 20 percent cut to state funding for over four months. School … Continue reading NY Budget Director Unconcerned With Students’ Wellbeing

NY Public Schools Mandated to Pay Charter Tuition in Full, Even as They Face 20% Cuts

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 9, 2020) — A white paper released on Wednesday by the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education shows that even as public schools face a 20 percent cut in state aid, school districts will still be mandated to pay 100 percent of tuition for publicly funded, privately run charter schools. The … Continue reading NY Public Schools Mandated to Pay Charter Tuition in Full, Even as They Face 20% Cuts

20% School Cuts Would Impact Black & Brown Students the Most

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 1, 2020) — A report released Tuesday by the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education shows how Governor Cuomo’s pandemic-era policies continue a trend of balancing the state’s budget at the expense of the educational resources and opportunities for Black, Brown and low-income students. Just a few short weeks from the … Continue reading 20% School Cuts Would Impact Black & Brown Students the Most