NEW JERSEY SLIPPING ON FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: February 5, 2014
The latest results in the National Report Card on school funding show an alarming slippage in NJ's ranking among the nation’s fairest systems of public school funding.
TOP 25 MOST UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Published on: October 30, 2013
The promise of the School Funding Reform Act has been shattered during Governor Christie’s first term in office, starting with a massive $1.1 billion aid cut in in 2010-11, and continuing with three budgets resulting in essentially "flat funded" districts.
FY14 NJ EDUCATION BUDGET PROTECTS SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA, STRIKES VOUCHERS
Published on: June 26, 2013
With passage by the NJ Legislature of the FY14 State Budget, the outlook for NJ's public school students is best described as, "It could be worse." Read a summary of the highlights and lowlights of school aid in the budget.
SIX STEPS TO ACHIEVE FAIRNESS FOR STUDENTS IN THE FY14 EDUCATION BUDGET
Published on: May 30, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, Governor Christie’s proposed budget for public education seriously shortchanges New Jersey’s 1.3 million public school students. Once again it is up to legislators to revise the FY14 State Budget to address pressing student and school needs.
SCHOOL FUNDING GAPS WIDEN UNDER CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION
Published on: May 15, 2013
As Governor Christie proposes yet another year of underfunding the SFRA, a new analysis by ELC shows that the funding gap between NJ’s lowest and highest wealth districts grew by 40%.
CHRISTIE’S FAILURE TO FUND THE FORMULA FOUR YEARS RUNNING
Published on: April 18, 2013
Governor Christie’s proposed FY14 school aid budget ignores the essential provisions of the school funding formula and underfunds schools by approximately $1.2 billion.
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION’S STEALTH TAX WIPES OUT SCHOOL AID INCREASES
Published on: April 11, 2013
Governor Christie’s proposed FY14 State Budget contains a special “assessment” or tax on 493 school districts that wipes out the small aid increases many of those districts were initially notified they would receive.
STATE-OPERATED NEWARK SCHOOLS FACE STAGGERING $57 MILLION BUDGET DEFICIT
Published on: April 4, 2013
The State-operated Newark school district is facing a projected $57 million budget shortfall for the 2013-14 school year. Given the size of the deficit, and the lack of detail from State Superintendent Anderson on how to address it, the Newark Advisory Board took the unprecedented action of unanimously voting to reject the State’s proposed budget for the district.