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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

CFE's Know Your Rights Handbooks were created so that parents, concerned community members and education stakeholders across the state can understand their right to participate in developing their district's Contract for Excellence and monitoring the Contract process and district spending to ensure that it leads to student improvement.

During the 2008 state legislative session, the legislature amended the Education Act. CFE created an updated 2nd edition to include these changes as well as a version specifically for New York City.

You can download the Handbooks below:

Know Your Rights Handbook - 2nd Edition: The 2007-08 State Education Budget and Reform Law and State Education Department Regulations, as amended in 2008-09(pdf)

Know Your Rights Handbook - New York City Edition: The 2007-08 State Education Budget and Reform Law and State Education Department Regulations, as amended in 2008-09(pdf)


ESPAÑOL

Manual Conozca Sus Derechos - 2a edición: La Ley Presupuestaria y Reforma Edicativa del Estado de Nueva York y las Reglamentaciones del Departamento Estatal de Educación 2007-08, según fueron enmendadas en el 2008-09(pdf)

Manual Conozca Sus Derechos - Edición para la Ciudad de Nueva York: La Ley Presupuestaria y Reforma Edicativa del Estado de Nueva York y las Reglamentaciones del Departamento Estatal de Educación 2007-08, según fueron enmendadas en el 2008-09(pdf)



Parents from across the state march on the Capitol in Albany to show support for CFE.
CFE Litigation CFE v. State of New York
In 2006, after 13 years in the Courts, the New York State Court of Appeals affirmed the right of every public school student in New York to the opportunity for a sound basic education and the state’s responsibility to adequately fund this right, but deferred to the Governor and the Legislature to determine the appropriate amount. more >