Archive for December 10th, 2004

10th December
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, December 10, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

NewYork City residents wondering where the money will come from to finance the court order to increase school funding don’t have to search far.They simply have to find the nearest mirror and take a long hard look.

When the Campaign for Fiscal Equity first filed its lawsuit, many believed that it was based upon the premise that the state school-funding formula was short-changing New York City students. But the judges ultimately found that the overall level of spending for city schools is not adequate to meet the constitutional guarantee of a “sound basic education,” despite the fact that New York State already leads the nation in per pupil expenditures. (more…)