Education Experts Say Cuomo's Budget Not Enough

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Education advocates say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to spend 4.4 percent more on schools in the next fiscal year falls short of what's needed.

The Alliance for Quality Education says Wednesday the state is still far behind what it's obligated to pay under a landmark school funding court ruling six years ago.

The group foresees another round of difficult program and staffing cuts by schools.

The New York State United Teachers Union says the proposal builds on positive education initiatives, but the increase doesn't make up for past cuts or money lost under the new property tax cap.

And the Council of School Superintendents and the School Boards Association warn against too much reliance on making districts compete for funding for new programs.
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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