The New York State School Finance Reform Archive is an initiative of The Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College. This comprehensive digital archive collects a broad range of documents chronicling the events and school finance issues (see topics to left) associated with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York begun in December of 1999.

The archive is a part of the Gottesman Libraries Public Policy Archives Project, and is designed for all visitors interested in school finance, regardless of prior knowledge. For those who would like a basic overview of the CFE case, an explanation of the school budget process in New York State, answers to frequently asked questions about school finance reform, and a glossary of common terminology, please visit the background section to learn more. To start browsing the collection, click on a category on the left menu, a document type on the bar above, or conduct a search. The digital archive also includes Dialogues that provide arguments on different sides of key issues in the school finance debate and a Names and Faces section to learn about the key players in the CFE case.

The New York State School Finance Reform archive is an independent project of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College and is not affiliated with one particular viewpoint or stance. Funding for this project comes from the Rockefeller Foundation. Please Contact Us to learn more about our work.


Oral argument for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York appeal was argued on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Video courtesy State of New York Court of Appeals.