This report laid out a legislative package to establish a truly independent ethics watchdog on the City Council, ban discretionary funding, require disclosure of lobbyist meetings, and strengthen punishment for elected officials that betray the public's trust.
This new report by the Office of Bill de Blasio shows that the growing demand for pre-kindergarten seats far outstrips supply across the city. Included in this report are data and analyses of this trend in New York City for recent years, as well as brief recommendations for how to tackle this issue.
a report recommending new workshops and outreach to parents in order to prevent bullying in New York City schools. The report builds on an anti-bullying forum hosted by de Blasio in August that focused on how schools could implement the State?s new Dignity for All Students Act for the current academic year.
A new report released today investigates New York City's upcoming overhaul of Special Education in public schools. ?Educating All Students Well? was commissioned by the Fund for Public Advocacy and researched the Department of Education?s preparations an...
On the eve of groundbreaking reforms to strengthen political disclosure in New York State, the Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS) and New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a new report highlighting a dramatic rise in secret spending by out-of-state political groups. This report focuses on the evolving role of social welfare organizations, also known as 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations, in American elections.
The report details the Office of the Public Advocate's successes combating landlord abuse, corporate influence in our elections and bureaucratic red tape, as well as efforts to give public school parents a greater voice and engage New Yorkers directly in...
In order to determine how government services can best assist immigrant entrepreneurs, the Fund for Public Advocacy, in partnership with ACCION USA, surveyed 625 small business owners in all five boroughs. Nearly 80% of the survey respondents self-identified as foreign born. Through an analysis of current City services and the survey findings, this report illustrates how current practices are falling short in assisting and supporting immigrant owned businesses.