Statement on #EdWalk to Demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity Funding

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Members of the City Council Progressive Caucus unite under the charge to create a more just and equal New York. We are concerned that New York State’s continued refusal to fully fund our public schools reinforces a model that leaves children to compete in an uneven playing field.

At the beginning on this term we wrote to Governor Andrew Cuomo; “Allocate CFE Funding: The fair funding formula estimates that students are owed $4.9 billion dollars in school aid and we demand that the state fulfill this obligation.”

We regret that this year we are required to renew our call for $3.9 billion due Statewide. It is our goal to have high-quality public education and youth programs that create opportunities for academic and professional growth. Therefore, we stand in solidarity with the “Ed Walk for CFE” from October 2-11 to address disproportionate funding standing in the way of eliminating the achievement gap in predominantly urban schools.

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The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is dedicated to creating a more just and equal New York City, combating all forms of discrimination, and advancing public policies that offer genuine opportunity to all New Yorkers, especially those who have been left out of our society’s prosperity.
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