January 17th, 2014

Parent Power School is in Session!

Parent Power School- Sat, January 11, 2014

PPS January

The first Parent Power School of 2014 was focused on how parents can advocate in Albany for the crucial funds that NYC schools need. Participants learned about Mayor de Blasio’s effort to pass a tax on the wealthy to fund full-day pre-k for all four year olds and afterschool programs for all middle school students; as well as the statewide campaign to add $1.9 billion to the state budget for schools. Parents practiced lobbying legislators and telling the stories about their children that can push elected officials and policymakers to do the right thing. Over 45 people attended the session, which was held at the Transit Workers Union and conducted in Spanish and English, with convenient childcare in the next room.

Here are some materials from the training!

Powerpoint: Securing Funds for NYC Schools

This powerpoint provides background and historical information on NYC school funding. Utilizing stats and research, this presentation outlines how school budget cuts have contributed to lower graduation rates & decreased access to advanced courses, arts, athletics and college preparation.  An overview of Mayor de Blasio’s plan and Alliance for Quality Education’s Legislative Priorities are also included.

English: 1.11.14 Securing Funds for NYC Schools_English

Español: 1.11.14 Segurando Fondos para las Escuelas de NYC_Espanol

Alliance for Quality Education Lobbying Materials

The Alliance for Quality Education is calling for $1.9 billion in new school aid.  Below you will find lobbying talking points and 1-pager on AQE’s legislative priorities in English and Spanish.

For more information about this campaign, please visit

NO MORE EXCUSES Talking Points

NO MAS EXCUSAS Temas de discusion

Legislative Priorities

Prioridades Legislativas