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State school aid likely to impact district budget votes

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The proposed New York state budget being voted on in Albany is a major factor for public school officials and taxpayers headed into a dicey two months preparing and voting on budgets. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate and Assembly majorities agreed on a 4 percent increase in school funding, an $805 million boost in aid that now totals about $21 billion a year. They’ve also agreed on a law that ties expenses to the inflation ...

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March 28, 2012
4:43 p.m.

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For all the money we spend on education, New York ranks near the bottom in national testing. Time to give the taxpayers some relief. Lets pay for needs
and the parents can pay for wants!

March 28, 2012
6:11 p.m.

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Actually, objective sources such as Education Week put NYS schools near the top in overall quality. Graduation rates are also on the rise. One can get a good education here, from pre- K through post-grad. Don't believe the rhetoric coming out of Cuomo's mouth. He has an agenda and it is not to support our kids.

March 28, 2012
9:26 p.m.

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FrankM: You are correct. NYS schools are near the top in overall quality. Graduation rates indeed are on the rise. I agree with you that the facts coming from the Cuomo administration are facts that are spinned the way he wants them to be. Statistics can be maniupulated anyway you want them to be. Its time that schools districts put the money back into the academic programs and not into the large salaries of administrators. They are out of control.