Parent Engagement

NY Supreme Court Rules Parents Deserve Voice in Ed Budget Process

In a lawsuit filed by New York City parents and the Education Law Center's Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the State Supreme Court ruled that the city had "flagrantly violated" a law meant to give parents and communities a voice in the development of the city's education budget:

In order for public education to be a truly public institution, parents and community members should have the opportunity to learn about what goes on in their local schools and give their input. Though this seems like one of those no-brainer policies, parents in New York City have been forced to take the issue to the State Supreme Court to ensure their right to have a voice in their children's education. 

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