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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.