With New York’s teachers and education activists fighting against the governor’s proposals, one group has come back with a proposal of their own.

The Alliance for Quality Education has requested in a letter that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo end his practice of deleting all electronic communications after 90 days, particularly the ones from hedge fund managers, campaign contributors and charter school advocates and any “agency or official as it relates to education policy.”

Coinciding with three legislative proposals that are currently aimed at ending the practice of deleting emails, and pending litigation against the state regarding its allegedly uneven approach to funding schools, the letter is also a part of addressing Cuomo’s proposals for education reform.

If the governor gets his way, he would have $2 billion in funding withheld from the New York public schools under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit settlement, an increase of 250 more charter schools in New York City and have 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluations based on test scores.

Billy Easton, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education, said that any email that contains a reference to education needs to remain archived and not erased for the time being.

“With so many education issues at stake, we feel it is vital for Governor Cuomo to keep and make available all emails on education,” said Easton in a statement. “We need to be assured that the state is meeting its constitutional obligation to provide adequate funding and a sound and basic education to all New York students. Preserving emails will provide the evidence of who the governor is really working for.”

Last week, teachers and parents across the city led symbolic protests against Cuomo’s policies and what they feel is an attack on public schools and teachers. In Brooklyn, teachers and parents at one Park Slope school locked arms and rallied against the governor’s potential policies.

But not everyone is angry at the governor. Tenicka Boyd, director of organizing for pro-charter school group StudentsFirstNY, says that teachers’ unions are muddying up the waters and confusing those involved who just want a good education for their children and a good school.

“Parents deserve unbiased, unfiltered information about policies affecting their children, so it’s unfortunate that the teachers’ union controls the messages that are sent through schools,” said Boyd in a statement. “Governor Cuomo’s Opportunity Agenda will benefit children tremendously, but the union would rather generate confusion as a shield to protect its own interests. The governor’s policies would ensure we recruit and retain high performing teachers, that we don’t give lifetime jobs to teachers who are not effective, that we can remove low performers from classrooms and that the interests of students are put first.”