Does the Education Funding Ruling Solve Anything?
March 24th, 2006
An appeals court made a ruling on the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit yesterday, and both sides immediately declared victory. ( Wonkster looked at the decision yesterday).
Today, the New York Sun’s editorial page also praises the outcome and, for a change of pace, Eliot Spitzer, who argued that the judicial branch did not have the power to demand that the other branches of government fund specific programs. (Getting back on track, the Sun concludes by saying that “neither the suit nor the courts will ever be as effective at bringing New York children a quality education as would be a system of parental choice, such as vouchers.”)
The New York Post, meanwhile, says the ruling only delays confronting what has become the lawsuit’s core conflict:
“Given the political realities in New York, the Court of Appeals (the state’s highest bench) likely is still going to have to resolve the constitutional issue at the heart of yesterday’s ruling: Who decides the schools budget – courts or elected officials?”By Joshua Brustein on March 24, 2006, 7:57 am
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