Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new ny education reform commission issued its first preliminary report

Dr. Rick Timbs, Statewide School Finance Committee commented on the report criticized it for not going far enough to help school districts in high needs areas from the inequitable state school  funding formulas and the devastating impact of the property tax cap on others.

“It is no secret that there are gross inequities in aid cuts and in the distribution of aid to school districts,’’ said Dr. Timbs. “The more than 400 school districts that make up the SSFC need SOLUTIONS to stem the massive aid cuts they have endured in recent years —cuts that deny children a sound, basic education. They need solutions like an end to state-created funding cuts, increased mandates and changes to the Foundation Aid Formula —changes that would distribute aid based on need, rather than politics.’’

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
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