Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v. New York: No Slam Dunk Victory for Public School Children

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Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol: 31, Issue: 5, Page: 1291

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Morgan, Denise C.
FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
Education Law; Law
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Having been involved in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v New York case over the course of ten years, Denise C. Morgan has an intimate view of the victories and losses resulting in the Court of Appeals decision. In the article, the wins and losses of the case are discussed as she sees it, and how the victory on the state level came with a loss on the federal one. The article describes the CFE case and its two claims: the victory that the promised to make the distribution of state aid for public education to New York City more equitable and the CFE plaintiff’s losing federal claim. The plaintiff sued under the regulations for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the article opines that the Court of Appeals rejected the claim because of the Rehnquist Court’s rollback of civil rights. The article ends by explaining that the loss of the claim