What is the Campaign for Fiscal Equity?

Our Mission Statement:
Founded in 1993, The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, seeks to ensure adequate resources and the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students in New York City. Our efforts have also helped secure the same opportunity for students throughout the state who are not currently receiving a sound basic education.

What is the significance of CFE v. State?
In 1993, CFE filed a constitutional challenge to New York State's school finance system, claiming that it underfunds New York City's public schools and denies its students their constitutional right to the opportunity for a sound basic education. In 2003, the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, ruled in favor of CFE and ordered the State to undertake sweeping reforms. Unfortunately the state did not address the Court's order and CFE was forced to go back to the Courts again. In November 2006, the Court of Appeals rendered its final decision in the case. read more

Our Staff:
Geri D. Palast, Executive Director
Helaine K. Doran, Deputy Director
Jean Laupus, Director of Special Projects

Board of Directors



If you would like to support CFE's work, please send your donation to:

Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.
110 William Street, Suite 2602
New York, NY 10038