Lighting a Path to School Finance Reform

NYSER litigation seeks fair funding for all New York State schools

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New Yorkers for Students' Educational Rights (NYSER) aims to ensure the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students attending public schools throughout New York State.


The State's appeal of the lower courts' denial of their motion to dismiss, will be considered by the Court of Appeals in accordance with the following schedule:

  1. State's Brief = February 13, 2017
  2. Our Respondent's Brief = March 30, 2017
  3. State's Reply Brief = April 14, 2017

Oral argument will likely take place in late April or May, and a decision from the Court of Appeals is expected by the end of June. 


Frequently Asked Questions about NYSER and the current lawsuit.

Litigation Papers

Background, summary, and detail of the case, including court documents.

How You Can Help

Information on how you can support school finance reform in New York.