Funding Gap Between Rich and Poor Schools: Press Conference

 

New York State has a massive funding gap between rich and poor schools and it has grown rapidly since Governor Cuomo took office in 2011.

  • The funding gap between the 100 poorest school districts and the 100 wealthiest is $9,796 per pupil.  In a school of 300 students this amounts to $2.9 million annually.
  • The funding gap grew by $1,772 per pupil since Governor Cuomo ended the state’s commitment to the Foundation Aid formula that was enacted in 2007. The Foundation Aid formula was enacted as a result of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity and was designed to narrow the gap.
  • If the Foundation Aid Formula were to be fully funded it would close the gap by $2,824 per pupil.
  • The funding gap closely correlates with graduation gap of 26%. The difference in graduation rates is as staggering as the difference in funding. The high spending, wealthy school districts have a 92% graduation rate, whereas underfunded, poor communities graduate 66% of their students.
  • The funding gap is also tied to advanced educational opportunities. Half of the graduating cohort in well-funded, wealthy school districts leaves with the highly coveted Advanced Regents diploma, whereas only 1 in 5 students leave school with an Advanced Regents diploma in underfunded poor districts.

Join us at the Arnett Library (310 Arnett Blvdon Wednesday February 17, at 1pm for a Press Conference on the funding gap between rich and poor schools in New York State.

WHEN
February 17, 2016 at 1pm - 1:45pm
WHERE
Arnett Library
310 Arnett Blvd
Rochester, NY 14619
United States
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26 RSVPS
Eileen Graham Asjuah Hall Wade Borns Alvina Manning Joscine Harvey Albert Blout Denise Young Robert Hoggard Susan Carpenter Brandin Fuller Lakeem Lane Ericka Simmons Conistine Deese Phil Schaefer Brian Oldacre Joan Lambert Velverly Caldwell Leon Zoghlin Jon Greenbaum Judy Boyd Colin O'Malley DeChele Hester Sallie Williams Lydia E. Rodriguez Eamonn Scanlon Beverly Usher

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Eileen Graham
Asjuah Hall
Wade Borns
Alvina Manning
Joscine Harvey
Albert Blout
Denise Young
Robert Hoggard
Susan Carpenter
Brandin Fuller
Lakeem Lane
Ericka Simmons
Conistine Deese
Phil Schaefer
Brian Oldacre
Joan Lambert
Velverly Caldwell
Leon Zoghlin
Jon Greenbaum
Judy Boyd
Colin O'Malley
DeChele Hester
Sallie Williams
Lydia E. Rodriguez
Eamonn Scanlon
Beverly Usher

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