Civil liberties group sues New York state over failing schools

March 29, 2001
The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit accusing the state of not meeting its obligation to improve abysmal conditions in schools in nine

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit accusing the state of not meeting its obligation to improve abysmal conditions in schools in nine districts that it knows are failing. The suit follows a court ruling in January that the state's school finance formula denies New York City students a "sound, basic education."

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