SSFC IN THE MEDIA 
  • 2010

  • Buffalo News, Dec. 22, Reform school finance
    Buffalo News, Dec. 19, Rick Timbs: Facing disaster, Albany can no longer pass the buck
    Albany Times Union, Dec. 16, No bucks left to pass, NY
    Rome Sentinel, Dec. 11, BOCES program lays out state cuts in school aid
    New York Post (NYC), Dec 11, Cut school costs
    The Business Council (Capital Business Blog), Dec 13, Only state can stop crisis in education
    The Post-Standard (Syracuse), Nov. 18, School bills: Declining aid and spiraling costs force unpopular choices
    Observer (Dunkirk), Nov. 7, The buck stops here: State education leaders say change is necessary
    Rochester Business Journal, April 23, Governor, lawmakers: Reform Triborough
    Glens Falls Post Star, March 20, Guest essay: Triborough Amendment needs amending
    Buffalo News, Feb. 28, Triborough amendment encumbers state taxpayers
    The Post-Standard (Syracuse), Feb. 3, Reform Triborough: Can?t manage school spending until law is changed 
  • Albany Times Union, Jan. 17, Is tax cap a budget buster?
    The Post-Standard (Syracuse), Dec. 19, Andrew Cuomo?s property tax cap: Would it help or hurt?
    New York Times, Dec 12, Cuomo Plans to Push for a Cap on Property Taxes
    New York Times, Heightened Fiscal Pressures Loom for Tarrytown


  • 2012
  • Watertown Daily Times, Nov. 28, Public School Finance Director Pushes for State Aid Reform
    YNN (Central New York), Nov. 27, North Country Schools Ponder Fiscal Future
    The Citizen, Auburn, Nov. 27, 2013-14 Budget Predictions for Auburn School District Are Grim
    The Buffalo News, Dec. 9, School Districts, Facing Insolvency, Have to Look at Unpopular Options
    The Citizen (Auburn), Dec. 8, Ailing Without Aid: School Finance Expert Discusses Impact of State Aid on 9 Local Districts
    Watertown Daily Times, Dec. 5, North Country Politicians Differ on School Aid Policy Changes
    The Evening Sun, Dec. 3, Chenango School Boards Warned of Dangers in Funding Inequalities
    New York Times, Nov. 28, Group May Sue Over Money Owed to Poor NY School Districts
    Hornell Evening Tribune, Nov. 28, Canisteo-Greenwood School Chief: Sandy Could Threaten State Funding to Local Districts
    Utica OD, April 9- Utica students rally against cuts in teachers & programs
    Sen. Valesky Calls on Senate Leader Skelos to Fight for $250 M in Budget Negotiations
    YNN, April 18, Parents, students help school districts in tough times
    Press Connect- March 5, Consolidation Pros and ConsUtica OD, March 4 - Teacher layoffs have sever effect
    Utica OD, March 4 - Teacher layoffs have sever effect
    Auburn Pub, March 8 - Hundred's of Auburn Residents Sound Off In Support of District
  • 2011
  • Democrat and Chronicle, Feb 21 - Low-wealth schools hurt most by aid cuts
    Sen. Valesky Calls on Senate Leader Skelos to Fight for $250 M in Budget Negotiations
    Poughkeepsie Journal,March 6 - Voters: Cumo has not improved Education
    Press Connects, Feb 24 - 28.9 job cuts proposed in Maine-Endwell
    WE NEED MANDATE REFORM- Feb 29, Questar III DS Offers Candid Testimony to State Panel
    WSYR TV, Feb 27- Understanding the School Tax Cap (Video)
    Auburn Pub, Feb 24, Auburn parents write to get more funds
    Watertown Daily Times, Feb22 - Lyme Central facing $400K budget gap
    Buffalo News, Feb 19 - Schools Stretched thin
    Albany Times Union,, Feb 23 - Albany Looks to Wrap Up Budget by 3/22 – Contact Governor & Legislators ASAP!
    Utica OD, Feb 25 - Clock ticking on teacher evaluations
    Dunkirk Observer, Feb 26 - State Aids to Challenges
    Buffalo News, Feb 24 - $6.8 million budget gap is confronted
    Syracuse Post Standard, Feb 11 - Syracuse area Board Members tell State Lawmakers there needs to be equity
    Education Week, Feb 13 - Needy, Rural N.Y. Districts Fight For Funding Changes
    NY One, Feb 15 -Lawmakers Push For Cuomo To Reassess Competitive Education Grants
    Waterville Daily Times, Feb 16 - Large crowd gathers in Canton to fight school cuts
    Education Speaks, Feb 8 - POV: An Open Letter to Governor Cuomo
    Education Week, Feb 13 - Needy, Rural N.Y. Districts Fight For Funding Changes
    Olean Times Herald, Feb 3 - School Expert Discusses Wealth Gap
    Watertown Daily Times, Feb 16 - Large crowd gathers in Canton to fight school cuts
    LoHud, Feb 18 - State, schools will race to finish teacher-evaluation details by January deadline
    Syracuse Post Standard, Feb 26 - Why the 2% Tax Cap isn't 2%
    Wellsville Daily, Feb 7 - Poor districts seeking $250 million more in school aid
    Utica Observer Dispatch, Feb 5 - Paying to educate refugees is a huge undertaking
    Syracuse Post Standard, Feb 1 - Cuomo's budget comes up way short for Syracuse and other Central New York districts
    Auburn Pub.com, Jan 31 - State punishes efficient districts like Auburn
    Evening Sun, Dec 30, - 2011, The Year in Review
    Albany Times Union, Jan 7 - Cuomo picks fight with schools, gets one
    Watertown Daily Times, Jan 7 - Northern NY schools make final pitch for more aid
    New York Times, Dec 12, Op-Ed Provides Food for Thought on Link Between Poverty and Education Achievement
    Newsday, Dec 9, School Aid debate continues
    Evening Tribune, Nov 24, Schools deal with eroding State Aid
    Newsday, Dec 2, More LI students live in poverty
    Press and Sun Bulletin, Jan 27 - Maine-Endwell survey seeks feedback programs exceeding levy
    Dunkirk Observer, Jan 5 - Education plans lack specificity, focus on accountability, efficiency
    The Daily Mail, Jan 4 - No Equity in New York (Editorial)
    Evening Sun, Dec 30, - 2011, The Year in Review
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    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Dec 18, Rural students suffer under New York state aid losses
    Jamestown Post Journal, Dec 15, Closing Time For Schools?
    Dunkirk Observer, Dec 14 - DiiFonzo questions regional approach over consolidation
    Albany Times-Herald, Dec 14, School funding reform would be great gift
    12/14/11- PRESS RELEASE: Statewide School Finance Consortium Responds to Board of Regents Proposal to Change NYS Education Aid Formula read
    Norwich Evening Sun, Dec 9, SSFC report details inequities in State Aid
    Glenns Falls Post Star, Dec 3,EDITORIAL: State must fund schools fairly
    Watertown Daily Times, Dec 2,- School Officials lobby Albany
    The Leader Herald Schools Face Tax Cap Challenges
    Utica OD, Dec 2nd -Many eyes on Utica's small city schools lawsuit
    Daily Courier-Journal, Potsdam, Dec. 2 - NNY school superintendents meet with state officials
    Utica Observer Dispatch, Dec 10, Many eyes on Utica's small cityschools lawsuit
    The Evening Sun, Nov 30,The System is Broken
    Utica OD, Nov 23 - A Thanksgiving wish: equity in state aid for schools
    Ithaca Journal, Nov 22, Dryden Parent Sums Up Tax Cap Dilemma for Rural Schools
    The Batavian Senate Education Committee Chair Flanagan: "Our obligation...find plan that is equitable"
    Syracuse Post Standard Cuts harm poor districts the most. Can Governor Cuomo Fix it?
    Join the Fight Grassroots Advocacy Efforts Kicked Off in the Genesee Valley & Mohawk Sacandaga Regions
    Buffalo News, Oct 29, State school chief offers ideas to cope with cutbacks
    Buffalo News Superintendent on the plight of rural schools
    Poughkeepsie Journal As Tax Cap starts, groups urge mandate relief
    Post Star.com Under pressure, school districts use fund balances as budget cushions
    ObserverProperty tax cap on the mind of SCCS board members
    The Leader-Herald (Gloversville), Aug. 16, Schools face tax-cap challenges
    Utica Observer-Dispatch, Aug. 8, State vows to increase school test scores
    Utica Observer-Dispatch, Aug. 5, School stimulus money about to end
    Post Star July 7, Officials at Whitehall School District say tax cap ramifications will be brutal
    Dunkirk Evening Observer, June 12, Educational challenges: Fredonia superintendent expresses reservations on tax cap
    Canandaigua Messenger Post, June 11, Schools: Tax cap could make problems
    Watertown Daily Times, June 8, North schools fear tax cap impact
    Dryden Daily Kaz (blog), May 27, The Regents
    Dunkirk Observer, May 26, Property tax cap on the minds of SCCS board members
    Canandaigua Messenger-Post, May 17, School voting today; more state aid tomorrow?
    Syracuse Post-Standard, May 17, Consider this: Vote on school budgets today
    Utica Observer-Dispatch, May 17, All school budgets pass, except one
    Syracuse Post-Standard, May 16, Why voting down a Central New York School District budget often makes little difference to the bottom line
    Syracuse Post-Standard, May 14, Central New York school districts ask for more concessions this year than ever before, expert says
    Albany Times Union, May 13, A choice of needs or numbers
    Capitol Confidential (blog; Albany Times Union), May 12, School advocates: Cuomo?s number is fudged
    Syracuse Post-Standard, May 12, Misplaced Anger: State fails to support needy schools
    Middletown Times Herald-Record, May 11, Upstate schools in ?deeper hole
    Auburn Citizen, May 11, School expert: Jordan-Elbridge school district may run out of money
    Syracuse Post-Standard, May 10, Financial analyst warns Jordan-Elbridge that the school district is running out of money
    Utica Observer Dispatch, May 9, Guest view: A better state school aid plan ? it?s NOT about the money
    Syracuse Post-Standard, April 28, Central New York school districts on average seek 2.9 percent tax levy increase, but some ask for more
    Syracuse Post-Standard, April 26, CNY school boards haven't seen crowds, pressure like this in decade
    World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org), April 12, New York state budget slashes education, health care and taxes on the rich
    CNYcentral.com, The Capitol Report, April 8, Schools fight back
    The Livingston County News, April 6, School funding ?restoration? adds insult to injury
    The New York Times, March 26, Rich district, poor district
    The Post-Standard (Syracuse), March 6, Upstate schools bear brunt of Gov. Cuomo?s cuts
    Syracuse Post-Standard (commentary by SSFC?s Dr. Rick Timbs), Feb. 27, Upstate districts below average in wealth, taxing capacity
    Buffalo News editorial, Feb. 20, Painful lessons
    Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Feb. 19, Governor banks on reserves many schools don't have
    Canandaigua Messenger Post, Feb. 17, School chiefs unite to oppose education cuts
    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Feb. 17, School superintendents voice concerns over proposed cuts in state aid
    Finger Lakes Times, Feb. 17, School supers take Cuomo to task
    Auburn Citizen (Associated Press report), Feb. 9, State report: Most NY schools could cover aid cuts
    Dryden Daily Kaz (blog), Feb. 9, Guv?s budget IV: A tale of two districts
    New York Daily News editorial, Feb. 4, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is in favor of budget-cutting -- except in his own backyard
    Dunkirk Observer, Feb. 2, Wielding an axe: Budget cuts support to schools
    Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed New York budget would make deep cuts in school aid, state agency budgets
    Middletown Times-Herald-Record commentary, Jan. 19, Meghan E. Murphy: Doing right by needy kids in poorer districts
    Syracuse Post-Standard, May 14, Central New York school districts ask for more concessions this year than ever before, expert says
    Albany Times Union, May 13, A choice of needs or numbers
    Capitol Confidential (blog; Albany Times Union), May 12, School advocates: Cuomo?s number is fudged
    Syracuse Post-Standard, Feb. 1, Schools fear Cuomo budget will stress subtraction
    New York Times, Jan. 30,Within Our Means (opinion piece on New York's budget deficit and cuts, mentions education spending aid and challenges facing upstate schools, Ilion in particular)
    Buffalo News, Jan. 30, Schools brace for budget by Cuomo: $10 billion shortfall has districts worried
    Albany Times Union, Jan, 17, Is tax cap a budget buster?
    Middletown Times Herald-Record, Jan. 19, Meghan E. Murphy: Doing right by needy kids in poorer schools
    Utica Observer-Dispatch, Jan. 15, Guest view: Education costs killing New Yorkers, by Dr. Rick Timbs
    Dunkirk Observer, Jan. 13, Silver Creek School District facing $579K expected deficit
    Jamestown Post-Journal, Jan 13, JPS board adopts plan
    Dunkirk Observer, Jan. 10, O?Connor: Hard times ahead for Forestville
    Utica Observer-Dispatch, Jan. 8, Guest view: School aid equity still a problem in New York state
    Buffalo News, Jan. 4, Kathyann Lorka: Tax cap is not the answer for rising cost of school
    Albany Times Union, Jan. 4, For starters, a little off the top
    Jamestown Post-Journal, Jan. 2, Schools face difficult equation