Raymond Domanico (Senior Education Advisor, Industrial Areas Foundation - Metro New York). Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. 07/2004. p. 36.
ABSTRACT: If the CFE Court’s mandate is to be met, the state’s plan should have two components: (a )Create a special Sound Basic Education (SBE) fund in the state budget – targeted initially at schools in New York City, which is all the CFE ruling requires. (b) Stipulate that no aid will be released from the SBE fund until New York City teachers and administrators agree on more flexible staff assignment and compensation policies, including pay incentives to attract higher quality teachers to the students who need them most. The Court should refuse to adopt any remedy that does not address these issues now, rather than later — when additional damage has been done.