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Thomas Cogan. Queens Gazette. 4/12/2006.
Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi is challenging the seemingly unstoppable Eliot Spitzer for this year's Democratic Party nomination to be governor of New York. As a way of admitting the difficulty of his task, he told his audience at the Queens Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon that Spitzer, the state's attorney general, is "a giant", while in contrast, "62 percent of the people don't even know me." To make himself better known, he is on a heavy speaking schedule between now and the date of the primary election, September 12. At the QCC luncheon in April, he was getting some attention in advance of Spitzer, who is to be the speaker at the QCC Business Expo and Luncheon, May 18 at Terrace on the Park.
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John Toscano. Queens Gazette. 4/5/2006.
Queens lawmakers in Albany serving in both houses and affiliated with both parties were solidly on board with their respective leaders in voting for the bipartisan budget fashioned by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
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Robin Finn. New York Times. 3/31/2006.
Eight wild weeks into her job as executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, after her eighth trip to Albany to sweet-talk, or agitate, the Legislature on behalf of the cash-deprived New York City school system, the Hon. Geri D. Palast — as her business cards identify her — returned to her still undecorated Midtown office a satiated mover and shaker of public policy. Almost.
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Richard Gentilviso. Queens Gazette. 3/22/2006.
Rejecting a ride later this month with the city Department of Education (DOE), the first independent Parents' Lobby Day took place last week when busloads of public school parents joined forces with teachers in Albany.
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Greg Winter. New York Times. 5/8/2003.
At 52, Mr. Jackson is leading a 150-mile march from Manhattan to Albany to dramatize the lawsuit in which he is both plaintiff and progenitor. Contending that the state has shirked its own constitutional obligation to provide all children with a sound basic education, the suit challenges whether its $13 billion education budget for 3 million schoolchildren is nearly enough.
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Editorials
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Leonie Haimson. Gotham Gazette. 4/24/2006.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have made sweeping changes in the city's schools, but the administration has ignored the number one concern of many parents, teachers and advocates: class size. A Newsday poll taken before the election found that class size remained the top education concern of voters. More recently, a Fordham online survey of more than 500 parents and education advocates found that only 4 percent supported the mayor's education initiatives, while the overwhelming majority replied that his highest priority should be reducing class size.
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Gail Robinson. Gotham Gazette. 4/20/2006.
Is the end actually in sight? Speaking to reporters on April 18, Michael Rebell, a lead attorney for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, said the case seeking billions more in funding for New York City public schools could be drawing to a close.
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Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod. Wall Street Journal. 4/8/2006.
On March 23, a New York appellate court ordered the state legislature to provide an additional $4.7 billion for operating the New York City schools, plus another $9.2 billion for construction. These are immense sums, even in the Empire State. The advocacy group that brought the suit, Campaign for Fiscal Equity, declared the court's decision would "get real action" because the legislature must "come up with a solution now, right now." This was good spin, but it's not true.
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Adam Brodsky . New York Post. 4/2/2006.
In 2003, New York's top court dealt a potentially huge blow to taxpayers, opening the door for billions more of their tax dollars to be shoveled into the public-school money pit.
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E.J. McMahon . New York Post. 3/27/2006.
Last week's appeals-court ruling in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) case leaves a murky picture even murkier. This is what happens when courts meddle where they don't belong.
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Joyce Purnick. New York Times. 3/27/2006.
Huzzah! Pop the corks. Get smashed on Snapple! More judges found New York City on the losing end of the education money game. For advocates of the city schools, oh joy.
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El Diario. 3/27/2006.
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity scored an important victory last week when a state appellate court directed Gov. George Pataki and the state Legislature to provide New York City schools with billions of dollars more in this year’s budget.
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David Saltonstall. New York Daily News. 3/24/2006.
The city won another round yesterday in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, but it doesn't take an eighth-grade education to see that the battle is far from over.
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New York Post. 3/24/2006.
The court ruled that it's up to Gov. Pataki and the Legislature - not the courts - to set budgets for public education: But then it ordered the parties to "consider" an appropriation of at least $4.7 billion a year over five years in new funding for New York City schools.
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New York Sun. 3/24/2006.
In respect of the decision handed down yesterday by the Court of Appeals in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, let us just say, "God Bless This Honorable Court and John Adams." It was Adams who, in drafting the Constitution of Massachusetts, laid down that great slab of American bedrock known as separated powers.
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Susan Saulny. New York Times. 5/14/2006.
Randi Weingarten, the president of the New York City teachers' union, announced yesterday the start of an expansive campaign to build public support for smaller class sizes that will include advertising on television and the Internet, picketing outside schools and the celebrity endorsement of Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former teacher.
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Ronda Kaysen. Downtown Express. 4/28/2006.
Governor George Pataki signed legislation Monday providing capital funding for New York City schools, paving the way for the city to build two new elementary schools Downtown.
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Jeanine Ramirez. New York One News. 4/24/2006.
Local officials announced Monday that more than $11 billion in state and city funding will be used for school construction, expansion and repairs in all five boroughs.
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Advance Staff Report. Staten Island Advance. 4/21/2006.
The American Association of University Women will hold a forum on education at its monthly meeting Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the courthouse at Historic Richmond Town.
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Sara Vogel. Columbia Spectator. 4/19/2006.
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity filed an appeal to the highest court in the state Tuesday afternoon, attempting to resolve a 13-year-old case that demands the allocation of billions of state dollars for New York City public schools.
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Associated Press. New York Post. 4/19/2006.
Advocates who were promised billions of dollars in extra state funds for the city's public schools are asking the state's highest court to force Albany lawmakers to pay the full amount - or face fines and jail time.
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Yoav Gonen. Staten Island Advance. 4/19/2006.
Contending the state budget fails to adequately redress a longstanding shortfall in funding for New York City schools, the advocacy group that originally sued to remedy the problem has filed an appeal with the state's highest court, seeking to force Albany lawmakers to comply with prior court rulings under threat of substantial penalties.
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New York One News. 4/18/2006.
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity is appealing to the state's highest court to get city schools the money they are owed from the state.
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Michael Rothfeld. Newsday. 4/12/2006.
At every campaign stop in his run for governor, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi tells audiences how he would cut the state's high property taxes.
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Celeste Katz. New York Daily News. 4/7/2006.
State attorney General Eliot Spitzer hides behind his role as a prosecutor to avoid saying what he'd do on tricky issues if elected governor, underdog Democratic primary opponent Tom Suozzi sniped yesterday. "Eliot likes to have it both ways," said Nassau County Executive Suozzi, after making a pitch to the Queens Chamber of Commerce.
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John Toscano. Queens Gazette. 4/5/2006.
Keep the champagne chilled for about another week and hold the toasts for the remarkable job our mayor did in getting the school construction funds he demanded from the state legislature.
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Tom Robbins. Village Voice. 8/16/2005.
Being a lame-duck governor deprives George Pataki of much of his Albany clout, but it does nothing to diminish his substantial powers of office. And before he takes off for the Iowa caucuses on his quixotic presidential quest, the Peekskill patroon is poised to make the most of it by rolling out scores of appointments.
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Nicole Gelinas. City Journal. 6/16/2005.
Student test scores rose in New York City this year—and in some classrooms and schools, kids made truly significant gains. Consider Region Five, a poor district of eastern Brooklyn and Queens. As Julia Levy reported in the New York Sun, the district was an “educational wasteland for decades,” with two-thirds of the schoolchildren failing at everything. But this year, the district’s elementary- and middle-school students pulled off testing gains of 17 percentage points in English and 10 percentage points in math, outpacing the city’s average gains in both areas.
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Joseph Dolman. Newsday. 3/31/2004.
After many years of struggle in the schoolhouses of America's tough- luck central cities, we've learned this much: It's insanely hard to turn around troubled students who live in a world of chaos and failure.
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DAISY HERNÁNDEZ & RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD. New York Times. 10/9/2002.
As Gov. George E. Pataki picked up the endorsement of the teachers' union in Yonkers — and with the New York City teachers' union expected to follow suit imminently — H. Carl McCall joined several educators yesterday to denounce the governor's education record.
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Stephen Morello (Director of Communications, New York City Department of Education. ). New York Times. 12/20/2004.
Re ''How to Spend $5.6 Billion? Heed Those in the Classrooms,'' by Samuel G. Freedman (On Education column, Dec. 15): Mr. Freedman implies that through some sort of disconnect, the city's plan under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, a case that moved toward resolution last month with the recommendation by a court-appointed panel to increase aid to city schools by $5.6 billion a year, did not contain funds for improvements proposed by the staff of Middle School 45.
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Bonnie Brower. Newsday. 4/29/2004.
Forget about baseball, folks. The hottest game in town between now and early summer is the city's budget. It's a bloodsport of dueling tax-cut proposals by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Gifford Miller.
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Michael A. Rebell. Newsday. 6/28/2002.
Although Gov. George Pataki has called the state's education-funding formula "a dinosaur," this week he has shown that the standards he supports for our children are downright prehistoric. The governor said he was "pleased" with an appeals court decision that called a high school education "aspirational" and derisively ruled that the state has no obligation to prepare our students for anything more than menial minimum-wage jobs.
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Michael A. Rebell. New York Times. 12/22/2000.
The New York State Board of Regents' plan to significantly increase aid to the state's 205 high-need, low-resource schools is a step in the right direction (news article, Dec. 19). They recognize that the current politically based aid formula leaves 205 districts unable to provide an education that meets their higher standards.
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