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Education Advocacy group files lawsuit

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NEW YORK-- An education advocacy group is seeking to get the state to make good on a 2007 promise to increase school spending in New York City schools.

New Yorker's for Students Educational Rights filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The lawsuit said that state is $4 billion behind in fulfilling the agreement. The group's lawyer says the amount could be reduced by $325 million if Governor Cuomo's budget is adopted.

The court of appeals in 2006 ruled that the state had to increase school spending in New York City. The following year, the state promised to funnel out $7 billion worth of aid over four years.

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