April 1, 2004. The 68 school districts in the 9-county Binghamton-Ithaca-Elmira-Corning area are among the state's neediest. The overwhelming majority of would benefit from reforming New York state''s school funding system. Brief >>
April 24, 2003. A balanced budget alternative to the Governor’s school aid cuts. Based on an economic impact analysis prepared for FPI by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, this report, released jointly by FPI and the Alliance for Quality Education, shows that the Governor's school aid cuts are "job killers" in the short run and even worse for the state's economy over time. The economic benefits of restoring the Governor's school aid cuts far outweigh the effects of an income tax increase to [...]
The State of Our Schools Part 2: The Combined Effect of the “Bare Bones” Budget and the Governor’s Proposed State Aid Freeze
April 17, 2002. FPI's analysis of the combined effect of the 2001-2002 "Bare Bones" Budget and the Governor's proposed 2002-2003 state aid freeze on New York State school districts and students was presented in a new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. This analysis shows that under the Governor's proposed budget, 6 out of 7 school children in the state are in school districts that will receive less aid in 2002-2003 under the Governor's proposed budget than [...]
January 8, 2002. The Fiscal Policy Institute did the data analysis for this new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. It shows that 81% of New York State's school children are in school districts that are getting less state aid per pupil this year than last year, when adjusted for inflation. Also see: Impact of the 2001-2002 Bare Bones Budget County by County. Update: April 17, 2002.
August 2001. Click on the county you are interested in to download a PDF file summarizing the impact of the Bare Bones Budget on the school districts in that county. Counties Albany Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam Rensselaer Rockland St. Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster Warren Washington [...]
January 10, 2001. Today, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, a coalition of parent organizations, community school boards, concerned citizens and advocacy groups won a major victory at the State Supreme Court in their challenge to the way in which New York State funds elementary and secondary education. In his 180-page decision, Justice Leland DeGrasse gave the New York State legislature until September 15, 2001, to draw up a new funding system that meets the following five requirements: Ensuring that every school district has the resources [...]