School Budgets Pass, Students Continue to Lose

Posted by in Commentary, Rights   The New York Times reported that school budgets in New York State were overwhelmingly approved this May. But the headline, “New York School Budgets Were Approved At A High Rate,” was misleading. That is because districts were forced to make severe cuts in educational services by the Cuomo administration before submitting budgets to voters for approval. This year was the first year that school districts had to limit costs and with them property tax increases to 2%. Ninety-two percent of the districts kept within this guideline either…read more