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Cynthia Nixon, State Legislators & the Alliance for Quality Education Lay Out Vision for Educational Equity


Gov. Cuomo’s “Plan” is a Distraction From the State’s Responsibility ALBANY, N.Y. (January 22, 2019) — Actor, former gubernatorial candidate and Alliance for Quality Education spokesperson Cynthia Nixon joined state legislators and parents to lay out expectations for education in the 2019-20 State budget. They emphasized the need to fully fund public schools through the … Continue reading Cynthia Nixon, State Legislators & the Alliance for Quality Education Lay Out Vision for Educational Equity

The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax


ALBANY, N.Y. (January 18, 2019) — A new report from public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education examines student poverty levels in schools that Governor Cuomo says local districts are overfunding. The report is titled The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax. It shows that the state’s high need school districts have … Continue reading The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax

State Legislators and AQE Criticize Governor Cuomo’s Education Budget for Failure to Fully Fund Foundation Aid


​ALBANY, N.Y. (January 15, 2019) — Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education was joined by several state legislators in criticizing Governor Cuomo’s proposed education budget for being totally inadequate due to the lack of commitment to fully fund Foundation Aid. The Governor’s budget includes a minuscule $338 million proposed increase in Foundation Aid and … Continue reading State Legislators and AQE Criticize Governor Cuomo’s Education Budget for Failure to Fully Fund Foundation Aid

Over 500 Parents, Educators & People Impacted by the Jail Crisis Travel to Albany to Demand the State Prioritize Schools, Not Jails and Decarcerate New York in 2019


Parents and Families Demand New York End Mass Jailing & Invest in Schools ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2019) – Over 500 parents, educators and people impacted by New York’s unjust pretrial system traveled to Albany from across New York State on Monday to demand the State legislature pass bail and discovery law reform, decarcerate jails, … Continue reading Over 500 Parents, Educators & People Impacted by the Jail Crisis Travel to Albany to Demand the State Prioritize Schools, Not Jails and Decarcerate New York in 2019

Parents and Grandparents Respond to Governor Cuomo’s Dismissal of Foundation Aid, Funding Equity


ALBANY, NY (December 19, 2018) — More than 70 parents and grandparents from across New York State who are advocates for educational opportunity and funding equity sent a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today responding to his statement that the Foundation Aid owed to our schools and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity are “ghosts from … Continue reading Parents and Grandparents Respond to Governor Cuomo’s Dismissal of Foundation Aid, Funding Equity

Gov. Cuomo, Scrooge of Public Schools, Denies CFE


ALBANY, NY (December 17, 2018) — In an address today, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit and Foundation Aid school funding formula “ghosts of the past and distractions of the present.” In response, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Cuomo is the Ebenezer Scrooge … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo, Scrooge of Public Schools, Denies CFE

Board of Regents Releases School Aid Proposal for 2019-2020 Emphasizing Equity


Albany, NY (December 10, 2018) — Today, the New York State Board of Regents, under the leadership of Chancellor Rosa, has demonstrated once again its commitment to equity and adequacy for public schools. The State Aid proposal the board is putting forth today is a clear path to fully funding public schools in a manner that … Continue reading Board of Regents Releases School Aid Proposal for 2019-2020 Emphasizing Equity

Rockefeller Institute Report on School Funding is Latest Effort by Team Cuomo to Shirk Responsibility for Funding High Needs Schools


ALBANY, NY (November 14, 2018) — Today the Rockefeller Institute, a part of SUNY, released a report on school funding written by its President Jim Malatras, who served for many years as one of Andrew Cuomo’s top political aides. Across the state schools are owed $4.2 billion in Foundation Aid, according to data from the State … Continue reading Rockefeller Institute Report on School Funding is Latest Effort by Team Cuomo to Shirk Responsibility for Funding High Needs Schools

STATEMENT: Democratic NY Legislature Can Lead Fight to Dismantle Educational Racism


ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2018) — In response to the results of last night’s New York State election, public education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Last night grassroots campaigns nationally won historic victories for the representation of women, for Black and Brown communities, LGBTQ people and Muslims,” said Zakiyah … Continue reading STATEMENT: Democratic NY Legislature Can Lead Fight to Dismantle Educational Racism

Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations


The Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign applauds the Board of Regents Blue Ribbon Committee Recommendations, Calls on the Governor to Deliver on His Promise for Universal Pre-K The Ready for Kindergarten Campaign, a campaign that champions the right of all children to a high quality early learning opportunities starting at birth, applauds the … Continue reading Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations