To meet with elected representatives to clearly express the value of public education to constituents in order to hold the member accountable to prioritizing public education in the state budget process. 


To get a strong commitment from elected officials to fight for public education funding in the NYS budget and to find identify ways the elected official and community members can work together to achieve this goal. 


Get a group of community members together, using the resources and tools below, set up an initial meeting with your state Assembly or Senate representative.


What is Foundation Aid?

What is the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE)? This one pager breaks it all down.

Download a pdf or view here.


Who is AQE?

Watch these videos on AQE, how it came to be and what we types of issues we work on today:


AQE & the Fight for Education Justice


State of Education in New York

Governor Cuomo's Broken Promise

Trump or Cuomo?


How much does New York owe your school district?

New York State owes schools statewide $4 billion. Find out how much your school district is owed in Foundation Aid.


More questions?

Foundation Aid FAQ coming soon!