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Campaign for Fiscal Equity

Robert Schwartz

Mr. Robert Schwartz described the strong support given by the nation’s governors and leading CEOs for higher standards at three national summit meetings held over the past decade. He testified that the governors and CEOs have repeatedly emphasized the need for standards, like New York State’s Learning Standards, that seek to provide American students with the cognitive skills they need to compete with graduates of school systems in other countries, where such skills have been required of students for many years.

Testimony given on October 29, 1999

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 >