Advocacy Organizations > Alliance For Quality Education
The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), a not-for-profit corporation, is a statewide coalition of over 230 organizations of parents, children's advocates, schools, teachers, clergy, labor unions, business leaders and others. We believe it will take fair funding and smarter spending to support better schools and give every child in New York State a quality education – from pre-K to HS graduation. We seek to unite everyone and every organization who cares about education around a common agenda: the needs of our children.View Full Listing
Press Release
Alliance for Quality Education. 04/2005.
AQE and supporters from 100 NYC push the Major to endorse the City Council's proposal to extending the Personal Income Tax (PIT) Surcharge on high-income earners to finance schools in NYC.
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Alliance for Quality Education. 03/2005.
The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) is calling on the Legislature to enact the “Schools for New York’s Future Act” that would provide more than $8 billion in additional school aid for school operations at the end of four years, and over $2 billion in the 2005-06 school year.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 03/2005.
The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) called upon the Governor, Assembly and Senate leadership to use the $1.3 billion in additional state revenues recently "discovered" by the Governor to make a substantial down-payment on funding the Campaign for Fiscal Equity schools decision, rather than putting the money in a rainy day fund or using it for tax relief. AQE also called upon state leaders not to let an income tax surcharge on high-income individuals expire this year, which would generate an additional $500 million for schools.
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Alliance for Quality Education. 02/2005.
Cynthia Nixon, spokesperson for the Alliance for Quality Education, spoke on the steps of New York City Hall to launch AQE’s website www.OurKidsCantWait.org designed to generate thousands of letters to Governor Pataki urging him not to appeal.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 12/2004.
The brief summarizes AQE's response to special masters' recommendation to Court of Appeals.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 03/2004.
A public poll on what New Yorkers would support in a new school funding plan was conducted by Zogby International for the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), a statewide coalition of more than 230 organizations dedicated to ensuring every child’s right to a quality education.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 03/2004.
AQE suggests some adjustment for CFE's Sound Basic Education Task Force Report.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 03/2002.
Zogby International conducted a survey of 703 registered and likely voters in New York State, chosen at random. The brief discusses its methodology and narratives.
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Reports and Presentations
Alliance For Quality Education. 10/2004.
This report is the third in a series of reports that analyze the impact of state policy decisions on school districts and school children across the State of New York. This report was written by Bob Cohen of the Public Policy and Education Fund, Inc. (PPEF) based on data, tables, and charts provided by Frank Mauro, the Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI).
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Alliance For Quality Education. 07/2004.
AQE proposed a new schooling funding system which focuses on five aspects: adequate funding for every school in New York State; accountability; sustained, stable, and predictable funding; simple and transparent system; increased State share of education spending
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Alliance For Quality Education. 06/2004.
AQE rates the Governor's, Senate's and Assembly's school aid proposal according to four criteria: adequate Funding for Every School in the State; accountability system; Sustained, Stable, and Predictable Funding & Simple and Transparent System; Increased State Share of Education Spending.
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Bob Cohen (Public Policy and Education Fund, Inc.). Alliance For Quality Education. 05/2004.
New York State's school funding system faces dual crises. First is the failure to provide children with a “meaningful high school education,” also called a “sound, basic education". Second is the trend of local school taxes, the primary mechanism through which we fund our schools, to spiral ever upwards, making them increasingly unaffordable for many homeowners in the state, and for residents of certain regions of the state in particular.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 12/2003.
The report summarizes the findings from AQE's Report from the Novermber 2003 Statewide Summit and Region Forums
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Frank Mauro (Fiscal Policy Institute). Alliance for Quality Education . 04/2003.
The report analyzes the revenue source for required school aid and consequences of Governor's school aid cuts.
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Alliance For Quality Education. 01/2002.
The State of Our Schools is the first of a series of reports in 2002 analyzing school districts across the State of New York. This report will look at the effects of last session’s State budget on the budgets of school districts statewide.
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Advocacy and Publicity
Alliance For Quality Education. 01/2004.
AQE provides model resolution for citizens regarding the implementation of CFE decision
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