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Complaint claims NY school funding discrimination

Complaint claims NY school funding discrimination

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two upstate New York school superintendents are opening a new front in the decades-long battle over the fairness of public school funding.

The superintendents in Schenectady and Middletown asked the federal education department on Friday to intervene in what they say is a state system that violates the rights of minority students by providing inadequate resources for their schools.

They say some affluent districts with predominantly white student bodies are getting more than their fair shares after changes to 2007 reforms intended to address a landmark court ruling that the state failed to adequately fund New York City’s schools. The court said all children in the state are constitutionally entitled to a sound, basic education.

The superintendents filed a complaint with the education department’s Office for Civil Rights.

State lawmakers have defended the way they allocate education funding.

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