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Groups Call on Cuomo to Cut Ties With Loeb Following Racist Attack


ALBANY, NY (August 11, 2017) — In the wake of hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb’s racist attack on State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday, 14 organizations have released a letter calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to disassociate himself from Loeb, a Cuomo ally and supporter, and to return the more than $170,000 in campaign … Continue reading Groups Call on Cuomo to Cut Ties With Loeb Following Racist Attack

Court of Appeals Allows “Sound Basic Education” Claim to Proceed to Trial for New York City & Syracuse


Decision Has No Impact on $3.6 Billion in Foundation Aid the State Owes to Public Schools Today the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, ruled that the New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights (NYSER) school funding lawsuit can proceed to trial on its claim that the State is violating students’ constitutional … Continue reading Court of Appeals Allows “Sound Basic Education” Claim to Proceed to Trial for New York City & Syracuse

Pay to Play Report: IDC Accepted Nearly $700,000 From Charter School Backers and PACs


Charters Rewarded in State Budget for Substantial Campaign Donations The Alliance for Quality Education on Thursday released a report detailing the campaign donations that the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), the group of breakaway Democrats who support Republican control of the New York State  Senate, accepted from charter school donors over the past six years. The … Continue reading Pay to Play Report: IDC Accepted Nearly $700,000 From Charter School Backers and PACs

Trump Budget Targets Black, Brown and Low Income Students


AQE Calls on New York’s Congressional Delegation to Unite and Reject Trump-DeVos Agenda Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal announced Tuesday makes deep cuts in federal funding to public schools as part of his agenda to privatize public education through expansions of charter schools and school voucher programs. The proposed budget for the Department of Education … Continue reading Trump Budget Targets Black, Brown and Low Income Students

AQE Calls the Roll on the IDC’s Education Record


In response to a video released Monday in which the eight members of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) attempt to defend their coalition with the Senate Republicans, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The IDC is right, we should call the roll, and when it comes to our public schools, the roll shows that … Continue reading AQE Calls the Roll on the IDC’s Education Record