New York's school spending tends to be higher than that in other states.
The Mayor has proposed an overall cut in school spending of $100 million next year.
And then there is school spending, which few people want to talk about.
To increase school spending, he had to raise the state's sales tax, which hit poor people the hardest.
The $1.2 billion cut, they said, amounted to only about 3 percent of all school spending.
But the overall increase in school spending would be only $382 million, not enough to make much of a difference for city schools.
He has increased school spending and tried to enforce standards.
State aid accounts for about 45 percent of all school spending.
- Real increase in school spending for each of the next four years.
And the center is already in court trying to get the state to increase school spending for September.