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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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