Eliot Spitzer on Education

Former Democrat

Increase investment in education with transparent funding

Our reform agenda for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is built on a simple premise: in exchange for new money, school districts must show where that money is spent and whether it’s getting results - with consequences for failure and rewards for success. My upcoming budget will include a new, transparent school funding formula that dramatically increases investment over the next four years throughout the state, targeting the investment where we need it most.
Source: 2004 State of the State Address , Jan 3, 2007

Public schools are struggling

Despite the heroic efforts of many people, New York State’s public schools are struggling in their mission to provide the best possible education. Our state has a high school graduation rate of 58 percent, the third-worst in the country.
Source: Campaign website, www.spitzerpaterson.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

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