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ERIC Number: ED573124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Resources: The Constitutional Requirements for Providing All Students in New York State the Opportunity for a Sound Basic Education
Rebell, Michael A.
Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University
In absence of an existing framework to assess the state's compliance with the court order in "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," which guarantees all students the right to an adequate education, the Campaign's first report creates an operational definition for sound basic education. Drawing on relevant state statutes, regulations and judiciary requirements, "Essential Resources" focuses on eight specific areas to which students are constitutionally entitled, including: (1) qualified teachers, principals, and other personnel; (2) suitable, up-to-date curricula; (3) an expanded platform of services for at-risk students; (4) adequate resources for students with extraordinary needs; (5) class size/instructional groupings; (6) instrumentalities of learning; (7) safe and orderly environment; and (8) adequate and accessible facilities. [This report was written with assistance from Jessica R. Wolff and Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. For the companion report, "Deficient Resources: An Analysis of the Availability of Basic Educational Resources in High Needs Schools in Eight New York State School Districts," see ED573105.]
Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University. Box 219, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 646-745-8282; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Booth Ferris Foundation; Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Authoring Institution: Columbia University, Campaign for Educational Equity
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)