State Submits Plan to Special Referees
On Friday, the Attorney General for the State of New York submitted the State's education reform plan for complying with the Court of Appeals ruling in CFE v. State. The so-called "state plan", prepared by the Governor's office without input from the Senate and Assembly, is in essence the Zarb Commission report and the Governor's legislative proposal. The state is asking the referees to approve the state plan and force the legislature to adopt it.
Both the state and CFE will present each of their proposals to the Special Referees Monday, August 16th from 3 - 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at the law office offices of Pillsbury Winthrop, located at 1540 Broadway, and is open to the public.
Attorney General's Letter to the Referees (PDF format)
The next briefing with the special masters will take place on August 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All of the briefings will be open to the public and will be held at the offices of Pillsbury Winthrop at 1540 Broadway New York, New York.
The schedule set by referees follows:
On August 16 from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m., the parties will be granted an hour each to summarize their respective proposals. The briefing will be held at the offices of Pillsbury Winthrop (1540 Broadway New York, New York).
Parents from across the state march on the Capitol in Albany to show support for CFE.
CFE v. State of New York
In 2006, after 13 years in the Courts, the New York State Court of Appeals affirmed the right of every public school student in New York to the opportunity for a sound basic education and the state’s responsibility to adequately fund this right, but deferred to the Governor and the Legislature to determine the appropriate amount. more >