New York’s top Court has held that our Constitution guarantees every New York student a sound basic education through high school. This promise of a free public school education is a basic to our State’s commitment to the future and therefore should be a top priority. However, the cost of providing such a sound basic education, which should include the opportunity to be ready for college or other advanced training for a career, is not being met in every part of the State. As a result, some public schools, particularly in economically depressed areas, are seriously inadequate. Also, our Constitution makes no mention of higher education, which is essential for many careers in the 21st century.
- Better secure in every community the right to a sound basic public school education through high school;
- Mandate readily affordable and debt-free tuition at public institutions of higher education.