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Campaign for Fiscal Equity

Tue, Jan 5, 2010

Geri Palast Featured on Radio Show, Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report

Ken Nash, Building Bridges Radio WBAI 99.5 FM

Recently CFE's Geri Palast was featured on the radio show, Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report to discuss the implications of Gov. Paterson's recent decision to withhold $750 milliion from local schools, as well as the lawsuit currently being brought against him by various education coalitions.

To listen to this 27:46 minute program, go to
To download this program, Click HERE

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

NYS Governor’s Budget Attacks School Children
With Alan B. Lubin , Exec. Vice Pres., NYS United Teachers
and Geri D. Palast, Executive Director, Campaign for Fiscal Equity

Governor Paterson unilaterally withheld $750 million in scheduled payments to schools and local governments. The impact of these cuts on education statewide from kindergarten to college level will be devastating, especially in the poorer districts. A coalition of teachers’
unions and local school officials countered with a lawsuit against Paterson arguing that his decision violated New York’s Constitution. Paterson argues cut back while a broad coalition urges among other things tax the rich.

Building Bridges is regularly broadcast live over WBAI,
99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from
7-8pm EST and is streamed, archived and pod cast at


Parents from across the state march on the Capitol in Albany to show support for CFE.
CFE Litigation CFE v. State of New York
In 2006, after 13 years in the Courts, the New York State Court of Appeals affirmed the right of every public school student in New York to the opportunity for a sound basic education and the state’s responsibility to adequately fund this right, but deferred to the Governor and the Legislature to determine the appropriate amount. more >