EDUCATION JUSTICE

We Believe in an Equitable Education System

We believe a just education system will consider our children’s needs from cradle to career. Our students need a fully funded and equitable system of education where every school’s mission is to provide an excellent education in an environment that is conducive to teaching, learning, parental and community engagement, respecting cultural differences and reflective of the community they serve.

 


 

Every Student Deserves a Quality Education

 

  • Fully Fund Our Public Schools
  • Advance Access to Educational Opportunities

New York State's Education Crisis

New York State owes public schools $3.8 billion in Foundation Aid to meet the basic educational needs of students. Across the state, student poverty is increasing, and school districts in those areas are more dependent on the state to provide adequate school aid. High-need school districts — which are predominantly Black, Brown and low-income — need access to more resources. Superintendents in high-need school districts report an overwhelming concern about the well-being and school readiness of their students. The effects of the resource shortage include a shortage of teachers and school counselors, overcrowded classrooms, outdated technology, and crumbling school buildings.

New York State's Education Crisis

New York State owes public schools $3.8 billion in Foundation Aid to meet the basic educational needs of students. Across the state, student poverty is increasing, and school districts in those areas are more dependent on the state to provide adequate school aid. High-need school districts — which are predominantly Black, Brown and low-income — need access to more resources. Superintendents in high-need school districts report an overwhelming concern about the well-being and school readiness of their students. The effects of the resource shortage include a shortage of teachers and school counselors, overcrowded classrooms, outdated technology, and crumbling school buildings.

“Leaders in our community have worked hard to improve school climate, deepen parent engagement, and uplift student voice—and we have seen real, measurable results.”

Rosemary Rivera

Co-Executive Director, Citizen Action of New York

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