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By Dr. Rick Timbs

Video 1: Dr. Rick Timbs discusses the current crisis in New York and strategy to move forward through the upcoming budget vote. Featuring a Power Point presentation with exclusive data

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Watch these very creative student produced videos.

Video 1: A student collaboration from Unatego Central School District that addresses the NYS budget crisis.

Featuring the song, "Dare You To Move"

by Switchfoot

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Video 2: Inequity in School Aid: 'This affects me'

Susannah Sudborough and a group of her fellow students at Canton High School wrote, directed, filmed and edited this video as part of an independent project. It takes a satirical look at a serious subject -- inequity in state aid to low wealth schools -- and it packs a powerful message.

"...This is an extremely pressing and serious matter... Many consequences we have talked about in this video are likely possibilities for school next year...every kid should be able to get a good education, no matter where they live or how poor their area is. ... Help our voices be heard... This isn't just something that affects the teachers. This affects ME. ... This affects US!''

Susannah said she said she spent a “couple of afternoons working on the script with her classmates, another month filming the video and a couple of days on editing.” She decided on inequities in state education aid as a topic because she believes students need to understand how loss of aid affects them directly AND address it in their own words and on their own terms.

She said that she and her classmates are deeply concerned about future generations of Canton students, whose educational opportunities are drying up. "The programs being cut are the ones that put kids on career paths such as art, music, drama, tech, agriculture and many others,'' she said. "A valuable education is one of the only ways to get good opportunities to become a well-rounded and knowledgeable person.''




Watch this 7 part series featuring Dr. Rick Timbs. These videos, produced by Aaron Cagwin of Capital Region BOCES Communications Services, give a visual breakdown of the inequities in funding for public education. The videos have been posted to YouTube.

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part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7









Elizabeth Ruddy: "Educate Me"

Elizabeth Ruddy is a graduating senior at Madrid-Waddington High School in Northern New York. She was a featured speaker at a recent 'Save Our Schools' rally where she delivered a very powerful speech entitled, "Educate Me."

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Why is the Property Tax Cap not a solution for New York? Watch this 7 minute video which was produced to show the problems the Tax Cap will cause and potential solutions. The video also compares wealthy versus poor school districts and shows the inequity created by the State's distribution of aid.

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Education Speaks: Unfair distribution of aid 'in a nut shell'. This video, featuring Dr. Riok Timbs, explains the problem with the Governor's budget when it comes to the distribution of State Aid throughout New York State.

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Watch a Video Blog from Rick Timbs previewing 2012. This is the first in a series of video blogs from Dr. Timbs in an effort to keep everyone on track for the Legislative session.

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Watch this commercial, warning of the NYS Tax Cap

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