Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Equity strikes again

A New York judge has ordered a 43 percent increase over the annual budget of NYC schools. Justice Leland DeGrasse

ruled last night that an additional $5.6 billion must be spent on the city's public schoolchildren every year to ensure them the opportunity for a sound basic education that they are guaranteed under the State Constitution.

Beyond that, another $9.2 billion must be spent over the next five years to shrink class sizes, relieve overcrowding and provide the city's 1.1 million students with enough laboratories, libraries and other places in which to learn.

. . . "We're very pleased," said Michael A. Rebell, executive director of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the plaintiff in the case. "After 12 years, there's finally a dollar figure. We hope the governor will sit down and meet with us, and with the Legislature. Let's wrap this thing up."

Who's the defendant in this case? The taxpayer?

4 comments:

Adam Scavone said...

New York, soooooOOOoOOooOOooooo fucked!

Pataki: sucks
Bloomberg: sucks
People who think money is the answer to every problem: suck
Teachers Unions: suck
SEIU: sucks
"Progressives": regress

marco said...

You know what really gets me about this? It’s the fact that there is now another layer of bureaucrats. I thought it was bad enough when the federal government got involved, but now courts are getting into the mix too. I can't even begin to imagine how judges, legislators, school boards, the dept of Ed, and teachers unions will actually do the one thing they should do – educate children.

Anonymous said...

wow i was in a pissy mood earlier..

true dat marco.

we're administrating our educational system to death. A.S.

Damian - said...

We have to get those t-shirts made that say: "I'm a taxpayer. I have feelings too."