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Campaign for Fiscal Equity

James Marley

Mr. James Marley, Senior Vice President for Community Services at Bronx Community Services, testified about the dropout prevention program he heads in six Bronx high schools. The program costs more than $1200 per student, and results in a significant increase in the number of students who graduate. The program provides intensive counseling and support services to the neediest children in the schools.

Testimony given on February 22, 2000

Parents from across the state march on the Capitol in Albany to show support for CFE.
CFE Litigation 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 >