Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Case to Watch

The NYS teacher's union is suing the state to have the tax cap declared unconstitutional. I don't think much of their chances, but certainly their analysis is exactly correct.
"The way New York funds public education is already grossly inequitable, denying the poorest students with the greatest needs the rich array of programs and services they need for success - services more affluent students get every single day," said NYSUT President Richard C. Iannuzzi. "What the tax cap does, in essence, is to take this grotesque educational inequality and accelerate it even more."
It's nothing new; the Statewide School Finance Consortium has been banging this drum for three years. But NYSUT did the math and has mounted the suit. We'll see what happens a week from tomorrow.

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