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AFC Testifies on the 2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal

02.03.2015 | Today, AFC is testifying in Albany about the proposed state education budget. We urge the Legislature to: 

  1. Increase funding for Pre-K statewide and support New York City’s plan to make Pre-K truly universal; 
  2. Increase funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE); 
  3. Increase funding to support English Language Learners (ELLs) and immigrant students; 
  4. Reject the Executive Budget special education waiver proposal; 
  5. Modify the Executive Budget charter school proposal to ensure that charter schools serve high-needs populations; 
  6. Support the Executive Budget proposal to establish regional rates for Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services; and 
  7. Increase education funding overall.

View testimony [PDF]