New York State owes its students billions in school funding it refuses to provide. Now, a powerful photo campaign from the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) is showing exactly what's missing from schools as a result.
Zakiyah Ansari (left) of the Alliance for Quality
Education and Ocynthia Williams of United Parents of
Highbridgewere named to the Community Schools
Education was a center-stage issue in the New York City 2013 mayoral election thanks to the hard work of advocates and organizers across the city. In the run up to the election, a powerful coalition emerged that engaged the community, shaped the debate and eventually helped elect Bill de Blasio to office.
Now those advocates are making a film chronicling their victory and they need your help!
One of best ways to turnaround a struggling school is to transform it into a "community school," a hub for all types of wraparound supports from medical services and tutoring for students to English language classes and job training for parents. In New York City, advocates and organizers have rallied around the idea of community schools and called for the city to expand the few programs that already exist.
It seems the tide might finally be turning in the fight for public education.