Twelve organizations and 15 parents across New York have joined together to sue the state over what they say are severe inequities in how funding for schools is allocated. Among the plaintiffs are Parents for Public Schools of Syracuse and parent Heidi Teska, who is suing on behalf of her two children, fourth-grader Morgan and […]
New York is violating its constitution by failing to provide basic public education for all its students, parents claim in court. New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights and 15 parents claim in New York County Supreme Court that the state reneged on a commitment to provide substantial funding increases to New York City schools and […]
Due to the inaction of the state, a second lawsuit has been launched by educators, organizations and parents fighting for equitable school funding. Read more at the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
A lawsuit filed in New York state argues that by not funding public schools to the levels promised in 2007 and by cutting K-12 funding over the last several years, state officials have failed to live up to their constitutional obligation to provide an adequate educational experience for students. Read more at Education Week.