#Edwalk for Campaign for Fiscal Equity: Ending a Decade of a Dream Denied

September 28, 2016 — Leave a comment

Did you know that NYS still owes our public schools $3.9 billion?

A decade later, schools across New York state have still not received the money they are owed. All schools are suffering, with Black, Latino and low-income districts facing the worst inequities.

Why are we walking?

Mindy Rosier, a long time special education teacher, MORE member, and current steering member will be part of an eight-day walk for educational justice starting October 2nd, from Tweed Courthouse to the State Capitol, to demand that Governor Cuomo and the Legislature fulfill their obligation to the children of New York.

After ten years of broken promises on school funding, Mindy will be joining the Alliance for Quality Education & Public Policy & Education Fund as well as collaborating with partners throughout New York State to organize Ed Walk for CFE. Education advocates, parents, activists, and educators, will be walking for 8 days from NYC to Albany to demand that the Governor and State legislature meet its obligation to our children. The final trial in the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity case was October 2006. Ten years later our students are still owed $3.9 billion in Foundation Aid. We are walking all the way to Albany to draw attention to the failure of the Governor and Legislature, and to demand full and fair funding for our public schools.

Check out these two videos Mindy Rosier made explaining why she is walking:

 Visit the #EdWalk website for additional information and route.

They are walking all the way to Albany to demand full and fair funding for our public schools. Will you help make this walk a success?

Join Mindy and the rest of the walkers at the kickoff on Oct 2nd:

See how much your school/district is owed. 

 

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