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CEE's Analysis of New York State Aid for Education

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Published: 4/23/2015

The 2015-16 New York State budget has now become law. Although the budget increases state aid to education by approximately $1.3 billion (an average 6% increase in aid for state's school districts), it continues to violate students' constitutional rights. It continues to defer full foundation funding for the costs of a sound basic education; it reverts to the notorious "shares agreement" for funding New York City schools; it continues the unconstitutional gap elimination adjustment; it revives the teacher evaluation penalty provision that threatens essential school aid; and it fails to provide appropriate funding for pre-K. To learn more, click here.