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AQE & the Campaign for Fiscal Equity Visit 14 NY School Districts

Published on: March 3, 2014

In late February, CFE and AQE visited 14 school districts across NY to document educational resource deficiencies resulting from the state’s failure to meet its constitutional obligations. Read the report released at a briefing for the NY Assembly Education Committee.

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A TALE OF TWO STATES: EQUITY OUTPERFORMS INEQUITY

Published on: February 11, 2014

Governor Cuomo says it is not about the money in education, but a comparison of NY and NJ demonstrates that money matters in student outcomes.

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LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NEW YORK TAX CAP REACHES COURT

Published on: January 5, 2014

Arguments over the constitutionality of New York’s local property tax cap have reached an Albany courtroom. NY parents and taxpayers are protesting the harm caused to schools by the 2% cap.

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NEW YORK CITY CLASS SIZES EXCEED LIMITS FOR A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION

Published on: December 18, 2013

Recent data show that class sizes in New York City public schools are now the largest in fifteen years, exceeding the levels established in the 2003 CFE ruling.

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TWO NEW YORK DISTRICTS CHARGE STATE SCHOOL FUNDING DISCRIMINATES AGAINST CHILDREN OF COLOR

Published on: December 12, 2013

The school districts of Schenectady and Middletown filed civil rights complaints against the State of NY with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights contending that NY’s current funding system has a discriminatory impact.

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A NEW YORK COMMUNITY RAISES ITS VOICE FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: November 13, 2013

A packed audience of parents and community members listened to a panel of school finance experts, including ELC's Wendy Lecker, at a recent Ossining, NY,  Board of Education meeting.

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NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: CHOICE MEANS SEGREGATION

Published on: October 23, 2013

A new study shows that New York City's "choice" school admissions policy is reinforcing and deepening educational disparities among city students.

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NY SCHOOL REVENUE CAP ADDS TO FUNDING INEQUITIES

Published on: October 1, 2013

NY's Alliance for Quality Education, with the assistance of CFE, recently filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the NY State law that restricts districts statewide from raising adequate revenue for their schools.

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