Archive for July 2nd, 2003

2nd July
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, July 2, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

You know the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” That’s what I’d say to the folks at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, fresh from their victory in a lawsuit against the state over school funding. Some folks are already counting the money and predicting an educational renaissance. What they may have really won is permanent court control of our city’s school system.

The Legislature has 13 months to answer the court-mandated question, “How much does it cost to provide an adequate public education.” Their “answer” will almost certainly be wrong. (more…)