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Students Demand a New York that Works for #AllOfUs

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-20

Students from Utica, NY, are organizing with OTL allies across the state to support their public schools and fight for fair school funding. Here's what they have to say!

Students from Utica, NY, are organizing with OTL allies across the state to support their public schools and fight for fair school funding. Here's what they have to say!

NY School Tour Finds Constitutional Violations in Funding

In February, the Alliance for Quality Education and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity visited 14 school districts across New York to document deficiencies in educational resources resulting from the state’s failure to meet its obligations under the New York State Constitution.

This press release is from the Alliance for Quality Education, an OTL ally.

AQE & the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Visit 14 School Districts
Find Evidence of Constitutional Violations by New York State

What's Missing from Your School? Join the Fight for Fair Funding!

The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity are launching a statewide tour next week to document the disastrous impact of inequitable school funding. Check out the tour dates and locations and join the tour on Twitter with hashtag #CFETour.

What's missing from your school due to budget cuts or unfair school funding? Counselors, tutors, art classes, physical education, pre-k programs? Join OTL allies in New York State next week and add your voice to the call for fair school funding. 

A Tale of Two States: Equity Outperforms Inequity

A new report details how New Jersey's fair school funding system, which dedicates more resources towards lower-income students, has helped the state beat out New York and become a model for ensuring equity and opportunity in education.

New York and New Jersey sit just on opposite sides of the Hudson River, but the two states are much further apart when it comes to investing in children and education.

New York's 50 Most Underfunded School Districts

In 2007, New York State adopted but failed to implement a fair school funding formula. A report from Alliance for Quality Education shows the gaps between what schools need and what the state is actually providing in aid.

In 2007, New York State adopted (but failed to implement) a Foundation Aid Formula that would have ensured equitable educational resources in districts across the state. A report from the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) shows the districts with the largest gaps between what they need in state funding aid and what the state is actually providing.

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New York's 50 Most Underfunded School Districts

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2014-02-10
Author: 
Bruce D. Bakers
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reports
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equitable-instructional-materials

In 2007, New York State adopted, but failed to implement, a Foundation Aid formula that would have ensured equitable educational resources in districts across the state. A report from the Alliance for Quality Education shows the districts with the largest gaps between what they need in state funding aid and what the state is actually providing.

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Like Our Infographics? Watch Journey for Justice in Action

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you like our infographics on school closures, don't miss this video from our grassroots ally Journey for Justice.

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you've been following our series of infographics on school closures, you know that closures disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.

Student Organizers Shine at Albany Rally

At a recent rally for fair school funding in New York State, students gave powerful testimony in front of 1,500 protesters gathered at the state capitol. Watch some of the video clips and be inspired!

Students are a force to be reckoned with in the movement to improve our nation's public schools, and the OTL Campaign is proud to stand with so many dedicated young leaders. At a recent rally in Albany, NY, students gave powerful testimony in front of 1,500 protesters gathered at the state capitol to demand fair school funding.

1,500 Advocates Rally for Fair Funding in Albany

Over 1,500 students and education organizers rallied in Albany on January 14 to demand fair school funding in New York State.

Over 1,500 students and education organizers rallied in Albany on January 14 to demand fair school funding in New York State. Led by the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) and Citizen Action of New York, both OTL allies, the organizers called for a $1.9 billion investment in public schools to begin reversing five years of budget cuts and fixing an education system fraught with inequality.

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