Join us, march for education!
This morning, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer set the record straight on the origins of the Foundation Aid formula — the formula that was created under his administration to address the chronic underfunding of schools which meant overcrowded classrooms, lack of adequate staff and many other problems. Governor Spitzer says, "Foundation Aid was enacted to comply with the court order in CFE. It's time for the state to fund the formula fully, not repeal it."
Yet Governor Cuomo has deliberately distorted the facts about the connection between the Foundation Aid formula and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE). His proposal would repeal the Foundation Aid formula, causing irreparable harm to a generation of students and eliminating the $4.3 billion owed to schools across the state.
We won't let Governor Cuomo off the hook for that $4.3 billion owed to our students. Since I emailed you just two days ago, so many of our supporters have signed up to march with us on March 4 for the People's March for Education Justice. If you haven't already, sign up now -- it takes less than a minute!
Find your closest march — Buffalo, Copiague, Kingston, New York City, Rochester or Schenectady — and register now. We will march to demand better for our children. We will march to end the school-to-prison pipeline and the criminalization of our youth. We will march to stop the privatization of public schools. Our children are our state's future. March with us.
Read Gov. Spitzer's full op-ed in the Times Union here.
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You Are Invited: People's March For Education Justice
Petition: Demand NY Governor Cuomo End Systemic Racism in School Funding
When education is under attack, what do we do? We stand up and fight back.
Thank you for signing the Demand NY Governor Cuomo End Systemic Racism in School Funding petition. If you are in NYC join us for the People's Education March on Saturday, March 4th. All of the details and a link to RSVP are below. Hope to see you there!
Alliance for Quality Education
People's March For Education Justice
Date & Time Saturday, 4 March 2017 at 10:00 AM
Trump Tower 725 5th Ave,
New York, New York, 10009
On March 4, students, teachers, parents and community members across New York State will come together for the People's March for Education Justice. As we continue to defend the institution of public education from federal attacks by Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos, we march to defend that same institution here in New York from Governor Andrew Cuomo. The public investment he proposes in his education budget this year is woefully inadequate and falls way short of being equitable. It will negatively impact our most vulnerable students from early child care to higher education all across the state. Black, brown, immigrant, refugee, low-income, LGBTQIA, English Language Learners, homeless students and students with disabilities, are worthy of an investment that will meet their needs not deny them opportunities to be successful.
- Full & Fair funding for all Public Schools from Pre-K - College
- Youth Justice: Solutions, not Suspensions & Raise the Age
- Increase Access to Early Care and Learning Opportunities for Babies & Toddlers
- End the State’s Over Reliance on High Stakes Testing
- Protect Public Education: End of School Privatization
- Support for Immigrant Students & Pass NYS Dream Act
- Protect the Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities
If you were inspired by the historic Women's March like we were, march with us to answer the call for 10 Actions in 100 Days!
REGISTER FOR THE MARCH:
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