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THE GARDEN STATE: A BEACON OF EDUCATIONAL EQUITY IN THE REGION

Published on: June 20, 2012

According to a new report released earlier this week, “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card – 2nd Edition,” New Jersey is the most fair and equitable state in the region, if not the nation, when it comes to funding public education.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S PROPOSED FY13 SCHOOL AID BUDGET ILLEGAL

Published on: May 20, 2012

In a detailed analysis sent to the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees, ELC concludes that Governor Christie's FY13 proposal for school aid violates the NJ Constitution, state statutes and a court order, and reduces the level of school funding for all districts, not just in 2012-13, but for the next five years. 

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NJDOE ATTEMPT TO LIMIT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NJ’S POOREST SCHOOLS SHARPLY CRITICIZED BY ELC

Published on: May 1, 2012

ELC voiced strong objection to NJDOE's additional request to the federal government for a waiver of requirements under NCLB. The latest waiver request includes a proposal to “de-couple” federal Title I funding from the “rank order” of school district poverty. 

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GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FUNDING PROPOSAL: A BAIT AND SWITCH

Published on: April 10, 2012

The OLS analysis of the NJ Department of Education's FY13 budget lays bare how Governor Christie proposes to "phase in" the 2012-13 school aid generated by his “modified” school funding formula over a five-year time frame.

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GOVERNOR PROPOSES USING DISCREDITED METHOD TO COUNT STUDENTS FOR STATE SCHOOL AID

Published on: April 3, 2012

Governor Christie wants the Legislature to adopt a radical change in the way students are counted for state aid. The proposed – and widely discredited – method known as “average daily attendance,” or ADA, would trigger additional funding cuts to high poverty schools.

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CHRISTIE SCHOOL AID BUDGET AND THE CERF FUNDING REPORT: AN END RUN AROUND THE LEGISLATURE

Published on: March 29, 2012

The February 23 release of proposed school aid for 2012-13, backed by Acting Commissioner of Education Cerf’s “Education Funding Report,” has now made it clear: Governor Chris Christie is attempting to do an end run around the Legislature in order to impose reductions in school funding for the third year in a row. 

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STUDENTS PUT AT RISK FROM GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

Published on: March 18, 2012

Governor Chris Christie’s proposed FY13 State Budget targets New Jersey’s low-income, or “at-risk,” students for significant cuts in school funding. These cuts will fall hardest on schools across the state serving high numbers of poor students, according to an analysis by ELC.

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DISTRICTS GATHER IN TRENTON TO PROTEST ANOTHER ROUND OF SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS

Published on: March 13, 2012

Parents, board members, superintendents and local officials gathered at the State House on March 8 to launch a statewide campaign to oppose Governor Christie’s proposed budget, which would, for the third year, reduce funding for public education.

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