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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.. 10/2004.
Dr. Sobol characterized CFE's Sound Basic Education Task Force accountability proposal as "comprehensive and systemic, while he referred to the Zarb Commission's accountability recommendations, which the governor has endorsed, as "scattershot."
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.. 08/2004.
On Friday, the Attorney General for the State of New York submitted the State's education reform plan for complying with the Court of Appeals ruling in CFE v. State. The so-called "state plan", prepared by the Governor's office without input from the Senate and Assembly, is in essence the Zarb Commission report and the Governor's legislative proposal.
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William Duncombe & John Yinger. Albany Times Union. 4/18/2004.
The final report of the New York State Commission on Education Reform, otherwise known as the Zarb Commission, contains a complicated set of proposals that would shift the blame for educational failure in poor urban school districts away from the state and onto the districts themselves. This is not reform; it is an attempt to evade the state's own responsibilities.
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Margaret Whitely . Garden City Life. 4/9/2004.
Herricks Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jack Bierwirth explained, at the last school board meeting, that there have been many lawsuits filed by school districts over the years against New York State and its formula for school funding. In the past the school districts have lost, but, recently, the New York City schools lawsuit was successful. Dr. Bierwith said, "The problem is that while there would be billions of dollars of additional money for education, if the state legislature goes forward with the Zarb report 75 to 85 percent of that money would go to New York City.
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New York State Council of School Superintendents . 04/2004. p. 16.
The report compares the Zarb Commission's report and CFE's Adequate report and summarizes the major characteristics of both proposals.
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Kenneth Shaw (Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, Member of the New York State Commission on Education Reform ). The Post-Standard. 4/4/2004.
Frank Zarb, chairman of the New York State Commission on Education Reform, has said that providing every child in New York with the opportunity to obtain a quality education will help to ensure that our state is better prepared to meet rapidly changing demands of the 21st century global economy - while also opening the doors to a brighter future for millions of young New Yorkers. It is in this spirit that the commission began and completed its work.
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William Duncombe (Center for Policy Research, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University) & John Yinger (Center for Policy Research, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University). Center for Policy Research . 04/2004. p. 26.
This report intends to discuss the key issues that are involved in developing an operating aid formula to support a performance adequacy standard for New York State. The authors review some of the methods that are available for estimating the cost of an adequate education, and highlight design choices in developing an operating aid system. Following the narrative discussion of design choices are detailed comparisons of five different school reform proposals: Syracuse University proposal, Midstate School Finance Consortium proposal, the Regents Proposal on School Aid for 2004-05, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity “Adequacy Study”, and state aid proposal,6 and the Final Report of the Commission on Education Reform (Zarb Commission)
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Lawrence C. Levy. Newsday. 3/31/2004.
Anybody who wants to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Zarb commission report on improving education for the poorest students should spend time at one of Long Island's poorest schools.
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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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Editorial Staff. New York Post. 3/30/2004.
Gov. Pataki's education commission yesterday proposed boosting state, federal and local funding for schools by anywhere from $2.5 billion to $5.6 billion over the next five years. The "Zarb Commission" stopped short of saying how much additional money should go to New York City, which a court ruled last year has been traditionally shortchanged by the state.
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