Major Development in Brown v. New York Lawsuit on Thursday, May 14

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This Thursday, May 14, a Buffalo court will hear arguments about why the Brown v. New York lawsuit should not be dismissed.
 
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, 518-573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
ADVISORY: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN BROWN V. NEW YORK LAWSUIT
A Buffalo court will hear arguments about why the case should not be dismissed; parents, schools, supporters to gather outside city courthouse to show support
 
Albany, NY – This Thursday, May 14, a Buffalo court will hear arguments about why the Brown v. New York lawsuit should not be dismissed. The lawsuit, which was filed in September, 2014, challenges the constitutionality of the state’s funding scheme for charter school children statewide.
 
Charter school children statewide are shortchanged compared to students in traditional district schools. In Rochester, charter students only receive 68 cents on the dollar. In Buffalo, charter students fare worse; they only receive three-fifths of the funding that other public students receive. This lawsuit seeks to rectify this inequity in state law.
 
 
Who: Parent plaintiffs, charter school students, families and staff, the Northeast Charter Schools Network, Terrence M. Connors
What: Oral arguments in the Brown v. New York lawsuit, press conference to follow
Where: Frank A. Sedita City Courthouse (Buffalo City Courthouse), 50 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
When: Thursday May 14th, 2pm oral arguments. Press conference to be held at 3:30pm outside courthouse.
 
One TV news camera will be allowed inside the courthouse and be responsible for providing the pool video to additional stations.
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
 
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