New York’s statewide teachers union is collecting cash from 28,057 fewer people than it was before the Supreme Court ruling that ended compulsory union fees for public employees.
Twenty-four percent of public school teachers and administrators in New York school districts outside New York City were paid more than $100,000 during the 2017-18 school year, according to data added today to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website.
Students across the state headed back to school this week — but not as many as last year. In fact, according to a report published by the Empire Center on Sept. 4, statewide enrollment is at the lowest level in nearly 30 years.
In the past 10 years, K-12 enrollment in Warren County dropped 15-20 percent, while Washington County fell 10-15 and Saratoga County dipped 5-10 percent, according to a report by Empire Center released on Tuesday.
A fiscally conservative think tank says New York's public school enrollment continues to decline. The Empire Center reports that public school enrollment for the completed 2017-2018 school year was estimated at 2.6 million, or more than 15,000 down from the year before.
Students returning to school this week across New York state should have plenty of room and no problem finding a seat. That’s because enrollment numbers are expected to be at an all-time low since the early 1970s.
Public school enrollment in New York has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years, with the largest declines felt by rural upstate districts, according to a new study.
In the latest grim sign for the Empire State’s future, the Empire Center’s E.J. McMahon reports that public-school enrollment is headed down to 1950s levels.