Last week, a number of advocates rallied in New York City, criticizing Gov. Cuomo for not providing enough school aid to New York City. They claim that he has failed to fulfill the directive of the 2006 Court of Appeals decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York State case, which determined that Albany had shortchanged New York City schools some $15 billion.
The demonstrators cited a study released by the Alliance for Quality Education. Based on a formula developed by Gov. Spitzer’s administration, the report found that the state owes New York City schools $2.5 billion.
In response, the Governor’s office noted that New York spends more per student than any other state in the country, even as performance on standardized testing continues to lag.