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Campaign for Fiscal Equity

CFE, State, and City Submit Briefs; Panel to Hear Closing Arguments from Parties on November 1

On Friday, October 29, CFE, the State of New York, and the City of New York submitted their briefs to the panel of special masters appointed by State Supreme Court Justice Leland DeGrasse to deal with the State's non-compliance in the CFE school funding case.

Plaintiffs' Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

State of New York
Attorney General's Letter to the Referees
Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Support of Defendants' Sound Basic Education Plan
Defendants' Memorandum of Law

City of NewYork
Letter from City of New York
Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Memorandum of Law of the City of New York
Exhibits: (1) Order, City of New York (2) Affidavit Mark Page (3) Regulation of the Chancellor (4) Statement on Accountability


On Monday, November 1 at 9:00 A.M., attorneys for CFE, the State of New York, and the City of New York will present their closing arguments before the panel of referees. The hearing culminates an intensive, two-month long series of proceedings convened by the panel to help the referees craft recommendations for reforming New York State's unconstitutional school funding system. The panel will report their recommendations to Justice DeGrasse on November 30, 2004. **The hearing is open to the public and members of the media** location details>>

October 29, 2004

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 >