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Campaign for Fiscal Equity

Public Participation

Supporting public participation has been an important component of CFE's work since the organization's inception. CFE has worked with partnering organizations across the state to see that the CFE solution benefits students across the entire state as well as those living in New York City. In addition to publishing extensive studies and reports on school finance policy and education costs, CFE, in concert with its allies, has conducted major public education campaigns like “Fair Funding, Better Schools,” and “100 Days to Educational Excellence” mobilizing parents and education advocates to participate in rallies, community forums and recruitment drives, and other special events.

CFE worked hard side-by-side with our education reform allies to ensure that the State Education Budget and Reform Act of 2007-08 includes unprecedented public participation measures.

Check this section regularly for public participation tools and resources, like the Know Your Rights Handbook and information on upcoming events.

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 >