Thursday, October 30, 2014

New York State Politics
Alliance for Quality Education reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State
By WKTV News


"Governor Cuomo's State of the State contains positive educational initiatives including a proposal for full-day Pre-K, longer school days and school year, and community schools. Reforms of this type have a track record of success," said Billy Easton, Executive Director of Alliance for Quality Education.

"We look to the state budget to see how the proposals can move from ideas to reality. One of the most effective ways to reform education is through investment in Pre-K, especially full-day programs. By putting full-day Pre-K on the map and targeting the investment to high need schools, it’s clear that Governor Cuomo has heard some of the most critical needs of the children of New York. The proposal will build on the long-standing commitment to universal Pre-K that Speaker Sheldon Silver championed and will help make New York State a national leader in early childhood education. ”