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Education & the Law Committee

The Education and Law committee addresses the full range of legal issues surrounding education from pre-K through higher education, including education finance, governance, legislative proposals, and special education. Recent topics have included: the impact of a property tax cap on education finance, New York State's Race to the Top application and associated legislative amendments pertaining to charter schools and teacher evaluation, civic education, and mayoral control of the New York City school system.


Recent Reports

Letter to the Mayor, Corporation Counsel and Schools Chancellor regarding Education Policy Recommendations (March 2014) 
( PDF ) 
Subject area: NYC Policy Recommendations

Report on A.2484 which would require every school district to be notified of the existing requirement that elementary schools provide instruction in the humane treatment of animals, their importance in the environment, and the importance of spaying and neutering programs for the certification or licensing of classroom teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel service professionals, school administrators or supervisors or superintendents of schools (March 2013) ( PDF )
Subject area: Humane Education

Letter to Governor Cuomo on restoring state aid to New York City schools (March 2013) ( PDF format ) 
Subject area: New York City Schools

For the full list of committee reports click here


Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.


Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor
(PDF)