AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Following the arrest of a Schenectady High School student on school grounds on Wednesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education reiterates our position that policing children is not a solution that addresses root causes of disciplinary issues. Read the following statement in response:  “Incidents like the one in Schenectady this week underscore … Continue reading AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles

Over the past 10 years, Jamaica Miles has worked with AQE as a parent, advocate, community leader, and member of the AQE board — years of experience that speak to her fierce commitment to educational and racial justice for Schenectady’s students and for children around the state.  Jamaica was deeply involved in the decades-long statewide … Continue reading Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles

Remove Police From Rochester’s Schools

Against the backdrop of police violence toward Black and Brown communities, cities around the nation are at last recognizing the danger and harm that police officers in schools represent to Black and Brown students. Now, Rochester has an opportunity to end the presence of police in our own public schools. Email Rochester City Council now and … Continue reading Remove Police From Rochester’s Schools

Legislators can raise revenue next week, but will they?

After nearly 6 weeks since passing the budget, New York’s lawmakers are returning to work on Tuesday. The legislature is expected to take up bills focused on the coronavirus pandemic. But, State Legislators have no plans to pass revenue-raising bills like taxing the ultra rich — the single most important thing that New York could … Continue reading Legislators can raise revenue next week, but will they?

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?