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New York State Still Owes Its Public Schools Billions Of Dollars, Advocates Say

When Zakiyah Ansari took two of her eight children to Albany, New York, to hear the verdict in a years-old case challenging the state’s public school funding system, she thought her work as an educational advocate had finally come to fruition. Back in the 1990s, the nonprofit advocacy organization Campaign for Fiscal Equity had accused New York state of violating the constitutional rights of black, Latino and low-income students by underfunding New York City public schools.
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