Do you know what resources, services, and supports ALL New York schools must provide their students?
Today, the Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, is releasing an updated, concise summary of all of this fundamental information.
Drawing on relevant and up-to-date state statutes, regulations, and the court order in the landmark legal case Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York, Essential Resources zeroes in on the educational resources to which students are entitled under the state constitution.
First published in December 2012, Essential Resources became the first-ever comprehensive compilation of New York students’ educational rights, and served as a framework for assessing the state’s compliance with CFE, which guarantees all students the right to a “sound basic education”–a set of learning opportunities specifically designed to prepare them for effective civic participation and good jobs.
By raising awareness about these rights, we aim to equip New Yorkers with the research-based information they need in order to hold the government accountable for, at the very least, following its own education laws. Ultimately, all children, not just the privileged few, will have the opportunity to meet state learning standards and fulfill their civic and career-related potential.
Please join us in widely sharing the latest version of this powerful resource, particularly with families currently affected by educational-rights violations.
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