RED BANK AND FREEHOLD BOROUGH: THE REAL STORY ON SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: October 26, 2011
Acting Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf and area legislators visited two Monmouth county school districts last week: Red Bank and Freehold Borough. Educators there raised concerns over the State's failure to fully fund these districts under the SFRA, NJ's school funding formula.
ELC SUPPORTS FULL FUNDING FOR STUDENTS IN RURAL DISTRICTS
Published on: October 24, 2011
ELC has filed an amicus brief in support of the 16 poor rural districts represented in the longstanding case, Bacon v. NJ Department of Education. The districts recently returned to court to obtain full funding under the State’s school aid formula.
NEW JERSEY’S POOR RURAL SCHOOLS SEEK FULL FORMULA FUNDING
Published on: September 26, 2011
Sixteen poor rural districts, known as "Bacon" districts, have returned to court seeking an order directing the State to provide full funding for 2011-12 under NJ's school aid formula. The districts are asking the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division to enforce a March 2008 ruling.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH...OR HOW GOVERNOR CHRISTIE IS WRONG ON NJ’S SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA
Published on: September 21, 2011
Governor Christie heaps criticism on New Jersey’s school funding formula every chance he gets. We expose the myths most often repeated by the Governor and provide the real facts about New Jersey’s unique method of funding public education.
WISCONSIN LEADS THE NATION IN CUTTING SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: September 15, 2011
Wisconsin has found its way back to the top of a list about public education, and it's not a good thing for kids, schools, or their communities. According to a study, the Badger State cut the most per-student public school aid in the country, comparing the 2011 fiscal year to the 2012 fiscal year.
WHAT?! HANUSHEK SHOWS UP AGAIN?
Published on: September 1, 2011
When parents and school districts go to court trying to win fair funding for under-resourced schools, Dr. Rick Hanushek, an economist at the conservative Hoover Institution, usually gets a phone call. State defendants pay him to testify as an expert witness in lawsuits, but the money would probably be better spent on educating kids.
HOW THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET VETO HURT SCHOOL DISTRICTS: THE BREAKDOWN
Published on: August 1, 2011
When Governor Christie took his red pen to the Democrats’ FY12 State Budget, he removed full funding of the state school aid formula for the 2011-12 school year. As a result, 550 districts are now off-formula for the second straight year. Find out how much your district lost.
GOVERNOR BLOCKS FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING FOR ALL DISTRICTS
Published on: July 11, 2011
Governor Christie's line item veto of the FY12 State Budget approved by the Legislature brought an abrupt halt to the grassroots effort to restore the Governor's massive $1.6 billion cut in school aid in 2010-11. Advocates will be looking to secure funds in the FY13 State Budget to move all remaining districts to full funding under the SFRA.