|Group Says at Least $6 Billion More Is Needed to Fix New York Schools|
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Description/Abstract: Satisfying a court mandate to offer children ''a sound, basic education'' will cost New York State at least an extra $6 billion over three to four years, the plaintiffs in the case said yesterday. The exact cost of heeding the court order is still a moving target, according to the plaintiffs, a group called the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. While it commissioned an independent study to calculate the cost of meeting the state's educational standards some 15 months ago, a final figure may still be months away.