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Safeguarding the Right to a Sound Basic Education in Times of Fiscal Constraint



June 20, 2012



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In times of fiscal constraint, governors and legislatures must balance state budgets while ensuring that schools have the resources to provide students what the courts have defined as a "sound basic education." Experts at this forum discussed the challenge of meeting both those requirements. The discussion was launched by Michael Rebell, head of The Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, which champions the right of all children to meaningful educational opportunity. Responding were attorney John J. Faso, a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, former minority leader in the state Assembly and the Republican candidate for governor in 2006, and Robert N. Lowry, deputy director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents.

Robert Lowry’s slide presentation