Statewide Day of Action: Stop Cuomo's School Cuts!
Just days before the first day of school, Governor Cuomo announced the state is withholding 20 percent of its funding to public schools. School districts are being forced to make catastrophic cuts because of Governor Cuomo's failure to act. Join us across the state for socially distanced rallies, speak outs and car caravans in defense of our schools and students!
Schenectady schools cut more than 300 teacher and staff positions this week. Albany schools will vote Tuesday on more than 200 teacher and staff layoffs. Programs and services that keep kids learning and thriving are being shut down and the cuts disproportionately impact Black, Brown and low-income school districts that state aid is meant to help most.
Governor Cuomo and state legislators can raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires who are getting richer during the crisis. Cuomo can use the state's emergency fund to help. To intentionally hold back 20 percent of state funding for public education at any time is unconscionable; to do so now, days before schools are set to reopen amidst a pandemic is a direct attack on the safety of students, educators, and our communities. Find an action near you.