Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York, No. 74 (N.Y. June 26, 2003)

Thursday, July 3, 2003
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The New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, has ruled that the state’s system of funding public education fails to provide New York City public school students with an opportunity for a meaningful high school education as mandated by the state constitution. The Court of Appeals disagreed with the lower court’s (New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division) conclusion that providing students with “a much lower, grade specific level of skills … guaranteed [students] the chance to achieve.” While the court refused to impose a specific standard, such as the state regents’ high school diploma requirements, as a constitutional minimum for adequate education, it did conclude that New York City’s school children are entitled to “the opportunity for a meaningful high school education, one which prepares them to function productively as civic participants.” By Tom Hutton

 

Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York, No. 74 (N.Y. June 26, 2003)

Full opinion: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ctapps/decisions/74opn03.pdf

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