Legislature told to provide NYC schools billions in new funds by April 1
Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) -- the organization that brought suit
over a decade ago against New York State seeking additional funding for
New York City schools -- scored a major court victory on March 23rd
when the Appellate Division, 1st Department directed the State to
provide the city's schools with $4.7 billion to $5.63 billion in
operating aid and $9.2 billion in capital funding by April 1, 2006.
"This is a terrific victory from a court that has been hostile to our
position in the past," said Michael Rebell, co-counsel and former head
of CFE and now executive director of Teachers College's Campaign for
This article appeared on www.tc.columbia.edu on March 24th, 2006.