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New York: What to Do with an Extra $5 Billion; by Diane Ravitch

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Ira Shor, a professor at the City University of New York, read that the state has an unexpected surplus of $5 billion. What should be done with this windfall? But, with NYC schools 'failing' and being replaced by charter schools THE NY TIMES DID NOT EVEN INCLUDE IT ON ITS LIST. SAYS RAVITCHS: This is especially outrageous given that NY State was ordered in 2006 by Appellate and Supreme Courts to supplement habitually under-funded NY City schools by several billion dollars a year, following a 13-year lawsuit finally won by the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, only to be tossed aside when the State claimed fiscal distress after the Wall St. collapse of 2008....How could public education use this sudden windfall? Smaller class size for starters, ably argued for years by a hero of public schools, Leonie Haimson. The $5 billion could also go for wrap-around social services FOR our poorest kids
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