Testimonies & Comments

Letter to Gov. Hochul, correcting numerous factual errors in NY Post oped & urging her to sign class size bill

August 20, 2022 A few weeks ago, the NY Post ran an oped by a plaintiff in the NYSER case, which was an educational lawsuit  filed in 2014 and settled last fall,  after the Governor agreed to fully fund the amount to NYC schools owed them from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case. This NY […]

August 20, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Council hearings Monday, Sen. Liu on class size & budget cuts, and our letter to Gov. Hochul

August 20, 2022 1.This Monday, Aug. 22 starting at 10 AM there will be hearings on the NYC Council’s resolution demanding the Mayor restore $469 million in budget cuts to schools. This resolution, that 35 of 51 Council Members have now co-signed, is sure to pass; but if you have the time, it would be […]

August 20, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Statement on the Appellate Court decision yesterday

August 10, 2022 The Appellate Court acknowledged that the City was entitled to an automatic stay of Judge Frank’s decision. The consequence of the automatic stay is that the budget cuts to schools go back into effect. It is important to note, however, that the Judge did not review or even consider the merits of […]

August 10, 2022 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Update: An FAQ on the Appellate Court & Supreme Court orders in the budget cuts lawsuit & what comes next

This is a fast moving story.  The fact sheet below has been updated since the Appellate Court gave the City an automatic stay late in the day on August 9.  Here is the attorney’s statement on the Appellate Court’s action. August 9, 2022 On Friday, August 5,  in Tucker vs the City of New York, […]

August 9, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on lawsuit to restore budget cuts & estimate of actual cuts

August 1, 2022 1. The lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools and provide the City Council with another chance to vote on the education budget will be heard this Thursday, August 4 at 10 AM in the NY State Supreme Court, 80 Centre St. in Room 308. Please join us in the courtroom […]

August 2, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Evidence suggests if cuts aren’t restored, NYC schools will suffer loss of about billion dollars compared to this year

July 31, 2022 There has been much confusion around the amount of school budget cuts for next year.  While the DOE originally claimed $215 million had been cut from the Fair Student Funding (FSF) amounts, it turned out that this amount did not include cuts made because of DOE’s projections of continued enrollment decline.  The […]

July 31, 2022 in Uncategorized, Updates by

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Judge grants a temporary restraining order to block budget cuts to schools, and how you can learn more!

July 24, 2022 Great news! Late Friday afternoon, Judge Lyle Frank of the State Supreme Court granted a Temporary Restraining Order to block the devastating school budget cuts, in response to the lawsuit filed by four parents and teachers on July 18. Our press release is here, along with a copy of  the court order. […]

July 23, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Parents & Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School Budgets

Update: the lawsuit was covered by the Daily News, AM New York, Chalkbeat, and CBS radio so far. The legal papers are posted here. For immediate release: July 18, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com   NYC Parents And Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School […]

July 18, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Updated legal documents in the lawsuit vs school budget cuts: Tucker et. al. vs the City of NY

On July 18, 2022,  four parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court on July 18, 2022 to block the Mayor’s budget cuts to schools in the case Tucker et. al. vs the City of NY.  Subsequently, the New York City Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief in the case. The […]

July 18, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Updated analysis: total Galaxy school cuts as of July 14 now at $1.42 billion

July 15, 2022 Yesterday, July 14, we again analyzed the total Galaxy school budgets via an automated mechanism, scraping the data posted on the DOE Galaxy look-up tool here .  Our new spreadsheet is here.  According to our analysis, the overall school cuts for FY 23 now total about $1.42 billion compared to FY 22; […]

July 15, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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