NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City parents have filed a lawsuit against state officials for withholding $250 million in education funding after a deal over teacher evaluations failed to be reached.
The suit names Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Education Commissioner John King Jr.READ MORE: Scheifele Has Hat Trick, Jets Beat Devils
It was filed Tuesday in Manhattan on behalf of two dozen parents and students.
It claims withholding the money “is unconstitutional and a violation of our children’s rights.'”
The city DOE lost the money for the 2012-2013 school year after the city and the United Federation of Teachers failed to reach agreement by the Jan. 17 deadline.READ MORE: Strome Scores As Rangers Beat Sharks; Shesterkin Hurt
Cuomo’s office told the Wall Street Journal school districts that didn’t meet the deadline “lost their funding as the law clearly states.”
The state DOE hadn’t received the lawsuit and declined comment.
Share your thoughts in the comments section below…MORE NEWS: Nets Escape Timberwolves Behind Durant's 30
(TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)