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About the Archive

The Archive is part of Gottesman Libraries Public Policy Archives Project and is designed to collect and digitize an otherwise scattered, and often inaccessible, body of work on the most important education and public policy issue facing New York State. To this end, the project has collected, digitized, and archived a comprehensive collection of school finance reform work in New York State and created a publicly accessible website, as well as a permanent collection for the Gottesman Libraries. The collection is of a scholarly nature and includes documents from a variety of sources such as academic journals and conferences, news papers, the New York State Court of Appeals, the New York State Governor’s Office, the New York State Legislature,  research institutes and advocacy organizations.


The Gottesman Libraries thanks the many individuals and organizations that have contributed their work to this collection. The individuals are too numerous to list, as are the many area newspapers. The organizations include: Alliance for Quality Education, Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Midstate School Finance Consortium, New York State Council of School Superintendents, New York State School Boards Association, and New York State United Teachers.

In addition, we have received content from: Center for Policy Research, Education Finance Research Consortium, Fiscal Policy Institute, and Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (City Journal).

In particular, we thank the Rockefeller Foundation for their support of the project.

Copyright Information   

All material in the Gottesman Libraries New York State School Finance Archive website is copyrighted by the Teachers College Gottesman Libraries unless otherwise indicated. It is for the personal use of students, scholars, and the public. Whenever possible, the Gottesman Libraries New York State School Finance Archive website provides information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the patron. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use (PDF), as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Some pages on this site may provide links to other Internet sites only for the convenience of World Wide Web users. The Gottesman Libraries is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does the Gottesman Libraries endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered in these other Internet sites. It is the responsibility of the user to examine the copyright and licensing restrictions of linked pages and to secure all necessary permissions.

Send inquiries and/or comments about materials contained in this archive to: grolnick@exchange.tc.columbia.edu

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Contact information

The New York State School Finance Archive

525 West 120th Street, Box 129

1st Floor, Russell Hall

New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-678-3020
Email: grolnick@exchange.tc.columbia.edu