ALBANY -- Education advocates say New York's under-funding of schools has reached crisis proportions. They released their findings Monday after a tour of 14 school districts around the state.
As the State Assembly and Senate prepare their education budgets, the head of the Schenectady City schools calls this a situation beyond urgent-- less money for more students with greater needs.
Cohoes School Superintendent Robert Libby says unfair funding for education is a huge crisis.
"We could end up eliminating kindergarten," said Libby. "We could be mandated to provide universal pre-K, and there is no mandate for kindergarten. If finances get that bad, we may have to at least begin looking at half-day kindergarten, and then in future years even worse."