An injudicious intrusion into the political realm
By: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Published: 03/31/2005
Uploaded: 09/13/2018
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Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, New York State School Finance Reform Archive, Journalism
Tags: Court order, Journalism, March 2005, NY State School Finance Reform, organization, press release

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Description/Abstract: In a wave of judicial decisions, state court judges in the US have decided that they have the power to tell legislatures to spend more on education. That is the result in 20 of the 29 cases decided so far and similar litigation is pending in almost every state. In the latest decision, Judge Leland DeGrasse signed an order on March 15 requiring New York State to increase massively its spending on New York City schools - by Dollars 5.6bn for operatiIn a wave of judicial decisions, state court judges in the US have decided that they have the power to tell legislatures to spend more on education. That is the result in 20 of the 29 cases decided so far and similar litigation is pending in almost every state. In the latest decision, Judge Leland DeGrasse signed an order on March 15 requiring New York State to increase massively its spending on New York City schools - by Dollars 5.6bn for operating expenses plus Dollars 9.2bn for improving facilities, to be phased in over the next five years.