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CFE v. State Special Masters Proceedings (August-November 2004)

ON NOV. 30: Special Masters Recommend $5.63 Billion Over Four Years For Operating Aid And $9.2 Billion For Facilities; In Wake of Panel's Report, CFE Vows to Continue Push for Statewide Reforms

AT NOV. 1 HEARING: CFE, State, and City Present Closing Arguments Before Referees

ON OCT. 29: CFE, State, and City Submit Briefs

AT OCT. 21 HEARING: Berne Implores Panel to Impose a Detailed Remedy on the Legislature

AT OCT. 14 HEARING: Former State Education Commissioner Praises Plaintiffs' Accountability Proposals

AT OCT. 13 HEARING: Mayor and Chancellor Appear before Special Master Panel

AT OCT. 7 HEARING: State Witness Makes Devastating Admissions

AT OCT. 6 HEARING: State Witnesses Again Fail To Provide Justification For Governor's SBE Figures

AT OCT. 1 HEARING: State's "Expert" Witness Proves He's No Expert on New York Schools

AT SEPT. 15 HEARING: CFE, State, and City present oral arguments before referees

ON SEPT. 9: Referees Approve Amici

ON SEPT. 1: Both Parties File Briefs Before Panel Of Special Masters

ON AUG. 26: New York City Submits Sound Basic Education Plan to Court

AT AUG. 16 HEARING: Parties Present Proposals for Complying with CFE Order

ON AUG. 13: State Submits Plan to Special Referees

ON AUG. 12: CFE Submits Compliance Plan to Special Masters

ON AUG. 5: Special Master Panel Says it will Seek Rapid Review of Parties' Compliance Plans

ON AUG. 4: Justice DeGrasse Issues Order

AT AUG. 3 HEARING: Justice DeGrasse Appoints Panel of 3 Distinguished Special Masters

ON AUG. 2: Governor & AG Seek To Limit Power Of Special Master

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 >