Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE)
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

On June 26, 2003, the New York’s highest court ruled that the state’s education finance system was unconstitutional and gave the state until July 31, 2004 to come up with an acceptable reform plan.

This page provides research, policy analysis, data, and news regarding the policy debate initiated by this case.  In designing a new education finance reform system, lawmakers in New York must deal with three central questions:

1. What type of new education aid formula meets the court’s mandate?

2.
What types of school accountability and other programs should accompany education
    finance reform?

3.
How should education finance reform be financed?

So far, most of the research and policy analysis on this page focuses on the first of these questions.  However, William Duncombe’s report on a Financial Conditions Indicator System addresses one aspect of the second question, and future research posted on this page may address other aspects of the second or third questions.

 

Friend-of-the-Court Briefs Submitted to the State Supreme Court

  • Amicus Curiae Brief of John Yinger and William Duncombe
    Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc v. The State of New York
    September 17, 2004

  • Additional Statement by John Yinger and William Duncombe
    Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc v. The State of New York
    November 4, 2004

 

Publications and Reports related to Education Aid Formulas

Publications and Reports related to School Accountability

News

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