ENDING A DECADE OF A DREAM DENIED

I support the Campaign for Fiscal Equity & demand that the state pay our public schools the $3.9 billion that is owed to them.

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A decade ago, we walked from NYC to Albany to raise awareness about the inequity in our public schools. 10 years later we walk again, to let the New York legislature know that the time is now to fully fund our public schools! Join us this October. No length is too short; just walking a mile can help make an impact.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NEW YORK STATE OWES
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS $3.9 BILLION?

10 years ago, parents won a landmark case by proving that the State of New York was failing to provide a basic education to our kids.

A decade later, schools across New York state have still not received the money they are owed. All schools are suffering, with Black, Latino and low-income districts facing the worst inequities.

TELL NEW YORK STATE:
IT’S TIME TO END THE INEQUITY

IT'S OUR TIME.
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HISTORY OF THE #EDWALK.
CAMPAIGN FOR FISCAL EQUITY

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit was filed in 1993 by New York City parents, alleging severe underfunding of public schools in communities of color and low-income communities. The state’s highest court, The Court of Appeals, rendered its final ruling ordering the state to add billions of funding to city schools.

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The governor and legislature at the time provided a statewide solution, committing to infuse $5.5 billion, of classroom operating aid, also known as Foundation Aid, over the course of four years. The state provided two years of this funding, then in 2008 when the financial crisis hit, the aid not only stopped, but the legislature also did hurtful cuts to budgets. Generations of students have gone through school without realizing the full benefits of the CFE since the funding has been inadequate.

After the 2016-17 state budget did not include adequate levels of Foundation Aid, parents and advocates across the state made the decision that we needed to bring a new level of moral urgency to demand that the state stop letting generations of students graduate without realizing their full potential. We decided that it was our time.

ENDORSEMENTS

WHY WE'RE WALKINGJOIN THE WALKPLEDGE SUPPORTHISTORYENDORSEMENTS
Common Cause
Hispanic Federation
Alliance For Quality Education
Citizen Action Of New York
Nys Association Of Small Cities School Districts
Civil Service Employees Association
Schott Foundation For Public Education
Student Advocacy
Nys Allies For Public Education
Education Law Center
Nys Parent Teacher Association
New York State League Of Women Voters
Nys Council Of Churches
Zone 126
Peekskill Csd Parent-teacher Organization
Nyc Coalition For Education Justice
Jackson Heights People For Public Schools
El Puente
Yonkers Coalition For Youth
Local 372
United Federation Of Teachers
Class Size Matters
Community Food Advocates
First Corinthians Baptist Church
Advocates For Children
Justice League Nyc
Strong Economy For All
Working Families Party
Urban Youth Collaborative
New York Communities For Change
Cypress Hills Development Corp
Vocal New York
New York Civil Liberties Union
Roc Acts
First Unitarian Social Justice Committee
Rochester Area Democratic Socialists
Swcc Education Committee
Worker Justice Center
Rta
Teen Empowerment
Fight For Equity And Education In Schenectady
Schenectady Foundation
Schenectady Human Rights Commission
Our Town Colonie Magazine
City Of Schenectady
Black Lives Matter Of The Capital District
Miracle On Craig Street
Schenectady Federation Of Teachers
Kingston City School District
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of Poughkeepsie
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of The Catskills
Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance
Buffalo Central Labor Council Afl-cio
Partnership For The Public Good
Communication Workers Of America Local 1122
Buffalo Teachers Federation
Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization
Native American Community Services
Coalition For Economic Justice
Crucial Center
Open Buffalo
Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition
Cao Masten Resource Center
Humanist Of Long Island
Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association
Erase Racism
Ethical Humanist Society
Professional Staff Congress - Cuny
Make The Road Ny
Journey For Justice Alliance
Brotherhood Sister Sol
Girls For Gender Equity
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