Parents blame N.Y. for lack of school funding

Some Long Island parents say New York state didn't properly apply for an educational funding program that would bring millions of dollars to their children's schools.

Parents of students at the Roosevelt Children's Academy say Gov. David Paterson and the New York State Legislature didn't pass a bill that would qualify the school for much-needed federal funding. Educators at the school were hoping the additional money would cover extra after-school programs, field trips and pre-kindergarten classes.

About 200 students and parents are heading to Albany Tuesday to urge lawmakers to stop passing the blame and complete the necessary application in time for a June 1 deadline.

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