January 12, 2016 Advocacy Day! Fight for Public Schools in Albany!

CEC13 is sharing this information on a well known initiative that fights for Public Schools each year – Advocacy Day! January 12, 2016!

School Districts may plan their own method for participating if possible, if so, more info will come.

This is just one organizer on the event – ‘Alliance for Quality Education’ (CEC13 is not connected or affiliated with this organization).

Join Us 
Advocacy Day
10 a.m. Tuesday,
January 12

Spend the Day in the NYS Capitol to Advocate for Your Public Schools!

Click here for more information and registration

 

We had some important victories in 2015

Here are some highlights from the year that is coming to close:

Budget victories:

  • $1.6 billion in new school funding
  • $75 million for struggling schools
  • $30 million for Pre-K

Legislative victories:

  • Defeat of the education tax credit that would give $300 million away to private and parochial schools and their billionaire donors at the expense of taxpayers.
  • Defeat the increase in the charter school cap

More victories:

  • Exposed hedge fund billionaires who spend millions to try to take control of public schools.

Reports released:

  • Record Setting Inequality: New York’s Opportunity Gap Is Wider Than Ever
  • Children Can’t Wait: Make Quality Early Learning a Top Priority in the 2015 Enacted Budget
  • Gubernatorial Delinquency: Cuomo’s Failure to Fund New York City and New York State’s Public Schools
  • Prioritizing Equity: Lessons for Budget Negotiators from Senate and Assembly Education Budget Proposals
  • Restoring Justice in Buffalo Public Schools: Safe and Supportive Quality Education for All

Read all the details here.

We have more to fight for:

  • NYS continues to rank near the bottom in educational equality with a spending gap of $8,733per student between rich and poor districts. 
  • NYS has failed to deliver the $5 billion Campaign for Fiscal Equity funding owed to our schools. 
  • In 2015 NYS created a system of receivership which uses high stakes tests to grade and punish schools and allows struggling schools in poor communities to be taken over by a receiver who is not accountable to local voters. 
  • Governor Cuomo promised pre-K to every 4-year-old in NYS but has yet to deliver.

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