Tue, Feb 8, 2011
AQE Launches Video Contest
I am writing to let you know about the Dear Governor Cuomo Video Contest hosted by the Alliance for Quality Education, a statewide public education advocacy and organizing coalition.
Campaign for Fiscal Equity is a supporter of AQE because mobilizing communities to fight for quality public education and college and career readiness is vital to the future of New York State.
The Governor has proposed a $1.5 billion cut to our schools. This is in addition to last yearâ€™s $1.4 billion cut that devastated communities across our state. In 3 minutes or less, tell the Governor exactly why your school canâ€™t take another round of huge budget cuts. Itâ€™s important that he hears your story.
The contest is open to everyone. Prizes include 3 iPads and a $1,000 award to purchase educational materials or services for a public school classroom or a youth-service organization.
Click HERE for submission details.
Please forward this email to your friends and family to spread the word!
Thank you so much,
Parents from across the state march on the Capitol in Albany to show support for CFE.
CFE v. State of New York
In 2006, after 13 years in the Courts, the New York State Court of Appeals affirmed the right of every public school student in New York to the opportunity for a sound basic education and the stateâ€™s responsibility to adequately fund this right, but deferred to the Governor and the Legislature to determine the appropriate amount. more >