It’s an exciting time for the future of public education in New York. Thanks to the support of many parents, community organizers, policymakers, superintendents, advocates, and others, last Tuesday, Michael A. Rebell filed the New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights (NYSER) v. the State of New York lawsuit. The NYSER lawsuit charges that the state is neglecting its constitutional obligation to ensure that every school has sufficient funding to provide all students with a meaningful educational opportunity.
Now that the lawsuit has been filed, many individuals and groups will tackle the hard work of spreading the word about the case and the issues it represents. CEE has started preparing tools to help you explain and disseminate information about the lawsuit and the state of education funding in New York. These will be especially important as we face a governor who seems to prefer to perpetuate tired myths to facing the facts about students’ needs.
To help you dispel such myths, CEE has created a fact sheet, Setting the Record Straight: The Truth About School Funding in New York. Click here to read and share.
And check out these other useful tools related to NYSER and the new lawsuit,