Support Our Work

As a nonprofit organization, ELC relies on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to support our work.

donate now

Join Our Network

Name

Org.

Email

Anti-spam

Funding

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S FY14 BUDGET: ANOTHER YEAR OF CUTS TO NJ PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: March 21, 2013

In his proposed FY14 State Budget, Governor Christie continues to pursue his objective of cutting funding to NJ public schools far below the levels needed for children to achieve academically, as established in the state's landmark school funding formula.

Read More

GOVERNOR’S ELECTION YEAR BUDGET AGAIN SHORTCHANGES NJ PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: March 6, 2013

For the second straight year, Governor Christie is proposing almost no increase in school aid in his FY14 State Budget. The Budget proposal would, if approved, continue the Governor’s dismal record on school funding that began in 2010-11 with his massive $1.6 billion cut.

Read More

EQUITY COMMISSION CALLS FOR BOLD ACTION ON SCHOOL FUNDING AND PRESCHOOL

Published on: February 19, 2013

The federal Equity and Excellence Commission issued its report, “For Each and Every Child,”calling for “bold action by the states, and the federal government, to redesign the funding of our nation’s public schools…with sufficient resources that are distributed based on student need,” and urging “the highest national priority” for broad access to high quality preschool.

Read More

COMMISSIONER CERF AGAIN RECOMMENDS FUNDING CUTS FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: December 17, 2012

NJ Education Commissioner Cerf has sent the long overdue Educational Adequacy Report to Governor Christie, recommending adjustments to the weights, cost and aid amounts in the State school funding formula known as the SFRA.

Read More

AN ADVOCATE'S GUIDE TO THE EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY REPORT

Published on: December 3, 2012

The SFRA includes a provision requiring evaluation of the school funding formula every three years, and based on that evaluation, the possible adjustment of the costs, weights and aid amounts in the formula. The evaluation and recommendations for formula adjustments must be presented in a formal report called the “Educational Adequacy Report.” 

Read More

CORRECTING THE RECORD ON NJ SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: October 16, 2012

Commissioner Cerf recently presented data showing that spending in high poverty districts exceeds the statewide average. What the Commissioner's critique ignores is the dramatic demographic differences between these districts and the rest of the state. 

Read More

ELC SUPPORTS PISCATAWAY LAWSUIT TO CAP CHARTER SCHOOL SURPLUS

Published on: July 19, 2012

ELC has joined a lawsuit by Piscataway Township Schools challenging a decision by Acting Commissioner Cerf to allow charter schools to keep excessive amounts of school funding in their surplus accounts.

Read More

NJ LEGISLATORS PROTECT FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING IN STATE BUDGET

Published on: June 26, 2012

Since Governor Christie’s FY13 budget address, supporters of public education have urged the Legislature to protect the State’s commitment to fair school funding for all New Jersey schoolchildren. It is now official – legislators passed a budget that rejects the Governor's proposed changes to NJ’s landmark school aid formula.

Read More