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THE RIGHT TO A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION: A PRIMER ON THE NY SMALL CITIES CASE

Published on: September 22, 2014

ELC recently joined the legal team representing the Plaintiff students and parents in the “Small Cities” case, challenging the State's failure to provide essential educational resources in 8 NY school districts.

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LAWSUIT PROMPTS NYC DOE TO SCHEDULE BOROUGH HEARINGS ON SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN

Published on: June 10, 2014

For the first time in more than four years, the NYC DOE will hold timely, borough-wide public hearings on the Department’s Contract for Excellence plan for 2014-15. The hearings respond to a lawsuit filed by four public school parents represented by ELC.

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ARGUMENTS SET IN NY PROPERTY TAX CAP CHALLENGE

Published on: April 14, 2014

A challenge to the constitutionality of NY’s local property tax cap is being reargued in State Supreme Court in Albany before Judge Eugene Devine, who is also presiding over NY's "Small Cities" school funding case. The tax cap, enacted in 2011, limits local property tax increases to support schools to 2% per year.

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ADVOCACY GROUPS CALL ON LEGISLATURE TO SAFEGUARD PARENTS’ RIGHTS

Published on: March 26, 2014

ELC's Campaign for Fiscal Equity Project, the Alliance for Quality Education, and Class Size Matters call on NY legislative leaders to preserve and strengthen the Contract for Excellence (C4E) law.

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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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