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Recap of NY Advocacy Efforts

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2012-04-05

 From AQE, a great video recap of advocacy efforts in NY and the difference parents, students and teachers can make in the fight for quality public education. 

 From AQE, a great video recap of advocacy efforts in NY and the difference parents, students and teachers can make in the fight for quality public education. 

State: 

Advocacy Wins $805 Million Increase in NY Ed Budget

Five years after the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity ruling in New York, parents and education advocates are pushing the state to make good on its promise to invest $5.5 billion in classroom funding aid for high-needs schools and districts. Thanks to organizing across the state, $805 million will be restored to NY's 2012-13 school year budget.

 

Five years after the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity ruling in New York, parents and education advocates are pushing the state to make good on its promise to invest $5.5 billion in classroom funding aid for high-needs schools and districts. Thanks to organizing across the state, $805 million will be restored to NY's 2012-13 school year budget.

"We hope these steps mark the start of a renewal of the State's commitment to implement the CFE remedy," said David Sciarra, Education Law Center Executive Director.

Raise Your Hand Campaign

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2012-03-30

Raise Your Hand Campaign is a student-led research initiative in New Orleans schools that pulled together student testimony and research from 6 different public high schools to examine the opportunities, or lack thereof, available to students in the years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The report the students assembled (download here) examines everything from teaching quality and student support services to physical environment and school food, and gives each school a report card and recommendations for improvement. Altogether, the Raise Your Hand Campaign is a stunning example of students organizing to make their voices heard in the education reform debate. Watch the video chronicling their initiative below.

Raise Your Hand Campaign is a student-led research initiative in New Orleans schools that pulled together student testimony and research from 6 different public high schools to examine the opportunities, or lack thereof, available to students in the years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.

State: 

Raise Your Hand Campaign - Full Report

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2012-03-30
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

This student-led research initiative in New Orleans schools pulls together student testimony and research from 6 different public high schools and examine the opportunities, or lack thereof, available to students in the years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The report examines everything from teaching quality and student support services to physical environment and school food, and gives each school a report card and recommendations for improvement. Altogether, the report is a stunning example of students organizing to make their voices heard in the education reform debate. The full report is available to download at the bottom of this post. To download just the executive summary, click here.

State: 

Raise Your Hand Campaign - Executive Summary

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2012-03-30
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

This student-led research initiative in New Orleans schools pulls together student testimony and research from 6 different public high schools and examine the opportunities, or lack thereof, available to students in the years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The report examines everything from teaching quality and student support services to physical environment and school food, and gives each school a report card and recommendations for improvement. Altogether, the report is a stunning example of students organizing to make their voices heard in the education reform debate. 

Executive summary is available to download at the bottom of this post. To download the full report, click here.

State: 

Gambling on National Security

The stakes are high in education reform, what with needing to adequately prepare our children to maintain our nation's economic vitality, international competitiveness and democratic vibrancy. But the policymakers that are pushing for more privatization in our public schools are gambling our children's education - and our nation's future - on a lousy hand of reform policies. 

If policymakers want to play a bit of poker, they should save their gambling for the card table and keep it out of education reform. In a Huffington Post column, Schott Foundation President and CEO John Jackson calls the weak hand of the policymakers who are pushing for more privatization in our nation's public schools. 

Students Rally For Affordable Public Transportation

Students across Boston are protesting against proposed fare hikes and changes in the service schedule for the Boston Metro, changes which would have a serious impact on students' access to public transportation and, consequently, their ability to travel to and from school, city libraries and other educational opportunities in the city. 

Proposed fare hikes and changes in the service schedule for the Boston Metro, the "T,"  will have a serious impact on students' access to public transportation and, consequently, their ability to travel to and from school, city libraries and other educational opportunities across Boston.

Stirring Speech at Texas Rally

Superintendent John Kuhn was positively on fire last weekend at a Save Texas Schools rally in Austix, TX. He delivered this rousing speech that should be required reading for educator, policymakers, parents and students. 

Superintendent John Kuhn was fun to listen to at our December National OTL Summit. He was positively on fire last weekend at a Save Texas Schools rally in Austin, TX. He delivered a rousing speech (exceprted below) that should be required reading for educators, policymakers, parents, students - anyone and everyone involved in education reform.

ELC and CFE Criticize NY Ed Budget Cuts

 Five years after the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity ruling in New York, the state has not only failed to fulfill its promise to invest $5.5 billion in classroom funding aid for high-needs schools and districts, but has in fact cut the badly-needed funding by $2.7 billion.

Five years after the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity ruling in New York, the state has not only failed to fulfill its promise to invest $5.5 billion in classroom funding aid for high-needs schools and districts, but has in fact cut the badly-needed funding by $2.7 billion. 

State: 

Over 1,800 Rally in Albany to Protest Education Crisis

New York State's education budget might see $805 million restored in this year's proposed budget, but with a chasm of $2.7 billion in education cuts over the past two years looming before them, state legislators have a ways to go before the state's public schools are anywhere near adequately funded.

New York State's education budget might see $805 million restored in this year's proposed budget, but with a chasm of $2.7 billion in education cuts over the past two years looming before them, state legislators have a ways to go before the state's public schools are anywhere near adequately funded.

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