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Assembly Budget Bill Advances Racial & Economic Equity In Education


ALBANY, NY (March 13, 2018) — Yesterday, the Assembly proposed a $1.5 billion increase in school funding, including $1.2 billion in Foundation Aid as part of a 4-year plan to fully phase in the remainder Foundation Aid that New York State owes to schools. Getting this budget enacted is essential to addressing the educational racism … Continue reading Assembly Budget Bill Advances Racial & Economic Equity In Education

Broadway Performers & Parent Activists Use Drama, Song & Dance to Tell Stories of School Funding Inequities


ALBANY, NY (March 12, 2018) — Broadway performers with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition joined the Alliance for Quality Education and traveled to the New York State Capitol with parents and community members to advocate for equity for Black, Brown and low-income students in state schools on Monday. In the first of its kind day of … Continue reading Broadway Performers & Parent Activists Use Drama, Song & Dance to Tell Stories of School Funding Inequities

AQE Responds to Cuomo Distortions About CFE & School Funding Equity


  ALBANY, NY (March 11, 2018) — Today Governor Cuomo’s Budget Director Robert Mujicaissued a long and detailed statement in yet another effort to justify why Governor Cuomo opposes adequate funding for high need schools and to distract public attention from the real issues of educational equity. The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following … Continue reading AQE Responds to Cuomo Distortions About CFE & School Funding Equity

“Separate & Unequal” Education in the New York State Budget: The Kerner Commission 50 Years Later


  ALBANY, NY (February 27, 2018)—As part of a national day of actions reexamining the Kerner Commission’s landmark 1968 report, the Alliance for Quality Education joined legislators, parents, educators and community members for a press conference on systemic racism in New York State’s education budget. AQE also is participating in a national event in Washington, … Continue reading “Separate & Unequal” Education in the New York State Budget: The Kerner Commission 50 Years Later

Closing The Opportunity Gap Requires Real Investment in Education Equity


  ALBANY, NY (February 8, 2018) — In response to data released by the State Education Department on Wednesday, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “In his eight years in office, Governor Cuomo has done nothing to address the growing opportunity gap that leads to outcome disparities,” said Jasmine Gripper, legislative director, Alliance … Continue reading Closing The Opportunity Gap Requires Real Investment in Education Equity

Families for Excellent Schools’ Closure: The Defeat of Astroturf Education Advocacy 


NEW YORK, NY (February 5, 2018) — The corrupt charter school advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools is closing in part or full following a series of scandals. They were shut down in Massachusetts for corrupt election activities for which they were forced to pay the largest election law fine in Massachusetts state history. Today, … Continue reading Families for Excellent Schools’ Closure: The Defeat of Astroturf Education Advocacy 

State Legislators Join AQE Proclaiming February “Education Justice Is Racial Justice” Month


ALBANY, NY (February 1, 2018) — In honor of Black History Month, the Alliance for Quality Education is proud to join state legislators in proclaiming February 2018 “Education Justice Is Racial Justice Month” in New York State. State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember and Chairwoman of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Latrice Walker, … Continue reading State Legislators Join AQE Proclaiming February “Education Justice Is Racial Justice” Month

AQE Reacts to Executive Education Budget Proposal


  ALBANY, NY (January 16, 2018) — In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education budget announced on Tuesday, the Alliance for Quality Education and actor and AQE spokesperson Cynthia Nixon released the following joint statement: “Governor Cuomo is attempting to appear generous while perpetuating educational racism and economic inequality, at a time when nearly … Continue reading AQE Reacts to Executive Education Budget Proposal