New York Can Fund Schools and Balance the Budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 26, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s remarks Thursday regarding the New York State budget, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic is hurling New York State into a fiscal crisis. Governor Cuomo can either balance the budget on the backs of children … Continue reading New York Can Fund Schools and Balance the Budget

New York City’s Largest Parent Organizing Group Responds To The COVID 19 Pandemic 

New York City, NY (March 15th, 2020) –  New York City and the world is in the midst of a public health crisis greater than we have seen in our lifetime, and it is exposing the lack of a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of NYC children and families.  Historically, schools have been used … Continue reading New York City’s Largest Parent Organizing Group Responds To The COVID 19 Pandemic 

AQE Responds to Growing Pressure to Close New York’s Schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 13, 2020) — The COVID 19 pandemic has unmasked the stark inequity in New York’s schools and communities. Underfunded high-need schools have been struggling to provide students with the basics, like soap, well before the first case of COVID-19 hit our state. Many schools lack a full time nurse on site to … Continue reading AQE Responds to Growing Pressure to Close New York’s Schools

REPORT: Charter Backers Pay to Play in New York

Flush with Cash, Charter School Industry Attempts to Buy Influence With Senate Democrats ALBANY, N.Y. (March 12, 2020) — Senate democrats received $409,910 from charter school political donors in 2019, according to a new data released Thursday. The campaign data detailed in the new report, titled “Pay to Play: Charter Schools Buy Influence With New … Continue reading REPORT: Charter Backers Pay to Play in New York

Decision to Close New Rochelle High School for 2 Weeks is Irresponsible and Tone Deaf

Students, communities have been made vulnerable to lasting impacts by the State’s persistent underfunding of public schools ALBANY, N.Y. (March 10, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement to create a COVID-19 containment area in New Rochelle which includes public schools, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The … Continue reading Decision to Close New Rochelle High School for 2 Weeks is Irresponsible and Tone Deaf

Governor Cuomo’s Continuous Attempts to Eradicate Civil Rights in Education

In response to comments from Governor Andrew Cuomo as reported by Politico on Thursday, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo says he wants to fund schools based on need, but the biggest opposition to making that happen is the Governor himself. The 2007 Foundation Aid formula does not follow the shares agreement, … Continue reading Governor Cuomo’s Continuous Attempts to Eradicate Civil Rights in Education

Cuomo Staff Manhandle & Attack AQE leaders at Clergy Breakfast

On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo’s security staff forcibly removed an Alliance for Quality Education staff member from a clergy breakfast when she spoke out with two parent leaders in an effort to call the Governor’s attention to the fact that New York State owes public schools $3.8 billion in unpaid Foundation Aid. Later in the day … Continue reading Cuomo Staff Manhandle & Attack AQE leaders at Clergy Breakfast

Committee Accuses New York State of Violating Students’ Civil Rights

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 17, 2020) — The New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report, titled Education Equity in New York: A Forgotten Dream, making a number of recommendations to address the civil rights crisis in education in New York State. Chief among the recommendations were fully funding the Foundation Aid … Continue reading Committee Accuses New York State of Violating Students’ Civil Rights

AQE Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Address

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s budget address, education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement. “We all know that when it comes to budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the devil is in the details,” said Jasmine Gripper, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education. “What we … Continue reading AQE Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Address

Will Governor Cuomo Keep Students Waiting?

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2020) — As we await Governor Cuomo’s executive budget proposal today, the fate of New York’s students is forefront in our minds.  We reflect, the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on how much of his struggle remains with us today. While we have seen progress over the past … Continue reading Will Governor Cuomo Keep Students Waiting?