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How Equitable is The Education Finance System in New York State?

John Yinger

June 2019

John M. Yinger

John M. Yinger


This report provides an overview and evaluation of the education finance system in New York State. The report addresses four broad topics: student performance disparities in New York State, the nature of the New York State education finance system, the contributions of the New York foundation aid formula to educational equity, and the benefits to all taxpayers in New York State from education finance reform.

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