Archive for October 21st, 2005

21st October

First Published in The New York Sun, October 21, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity continues to press its case against the state of New York,trying to enforce the judgment it has won to force the state and city taxpayers to increase spending for education in Gotham by $5.6 billion annually. With the promise of a windfall on the horizon, a couple of familiar players weighed in on how the money, if it ever materializes, should be spent.

Arthur Levine, president of Columbia University Teachers College, was tapped by the Council Speaker Gifford Miller to head a commission to plan the spending spree. Anthony Alvarado, the former schools chancellor, was enlisted and paid handsomely — $75,000 thus far — as the executive director. (more…)