AQE Asks: "Will Education Promises be Broken?

Joined by parents, children and education advocates the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) released a report today entitled, “Will Education Funding Promises be Broken?” The report exposes disproportionately high cuts in promised foundation aid funding for school districts with high enrollment rates of poor children, students of color and English language learners. Advocates called on state legislators to restore the $350 million in cuts in promised foundation aid (basic classroom operating aid) in the proposed state budget this year. Following the press conference parents and children delivered Valentine’s cards stating, “Don’t break our hearts – Keep the promise,” to every member of the state legislature. The press conference was part of six simultaneous press events across the state.

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Related website: http://www.aqeny.org