Albany—The Alliance for Quality Education issued a report today titled Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results. During his campaign for governor Andrew Cuomo asserted that, “There are two education systems in this state. Not public-private. One for the rich and one for the poor and they are both public systems.” Based on the findings of the report AQE warned that large cuts to education in next week’s Executive Budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most.
SENATE DEMOCRATS JOIN WITH PARENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION LEADERS AND PRESIDENT OF UFT IN CALLING FOR RENEWING MILLIONAIRES TAX TO FUND EDUCATION
Who: (L-R) Billy Easton, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Andriano Espaillat, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator Jose Peralta, Senator Tony Avella, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (podium)
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley
Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC School Chancellor
(D-Jamaica, NY) April 7, 2011, Senator Shirley L. Huntley has always been a strong advocate for education. As former president of the School Board District 28 and current Co-Chair of the Senate Committee on New York City School Governance, Senator Huntley has the experience and vast knowledge of the needs for our schools and students to be successful.
Speaker Quinn and Senator Huntley share the same concerns that are affecting New York City and New York State such Rent Control legislation, Education and school closures, Anti-Bullying in schools and Social Service programs.
Housing Works vistited Senator Huntley to discuss S. 2873: The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GEND) sponsored by Senator Duane. This bill is the first step to ending the legal discrimination and social barriers faced by transgender people.
Ensure equality in education, housing, healthcare and employment regardless of gender expression or identity
Enhance safety for all transgender people, especially the poor and homeless at high risk of getting HIV
Promote culturally competent medical care and delivery