Court Reverses Finance Ruling on City Schools

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A state appeals court yesterday overturned a ruling that New York State had failed its constitutional duty to ensure”a sound, basic education” for New York City schoolchildren, giving state lawmakers at least a temporary reprieve from a daunting financial and political challenge.

A panel of the Appellate Division of Supreme Court, in Manhattan, ruled yesterday that the state was obliged to provide no more than a middle-school-level education, and to prepare students for nothing more than the lowest-level jobs.”