Education funding fight spurs walk to Albany

BRENTWOOD – A group of Long Islanders say they are shining a spotlight on an education funding fight by participating in a 150-mile walk from New York City to the state Capitol.

“All across Long Island there are school districts that are suffering, kids are not getting a quality education. And for decades the state has not been providing it for them,” says Lisa Tyson, of the Long Island Progressive Coalition.

Organizers of a rally Saturday in Brentwood say October marks the 10-year anniversary of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, which directed more money into schools, especially the state’s poorest districts. Advocates argue that New York still owes nearly $4 billion to communities statewide […] Continue Reading…