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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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LEGISLATIVE ALTERNATIVE TO CHRISTIE BUDGET WOULD FUND ALL SCHOOLS

Published on: June 27, 2011

Senate and Assembly Democratic leadership has put forward a State budget proposal that fully funds the State school aid formula in FY2012. This alternative to Governor Christie's proposed budget would deliver aid increases required by the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) to all school districts.

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FUNDING BELOW-ADEQUACY SCHOOL DISTRICTS: NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON FOR NJ'S AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: June 8, 2011

Leaders in the NJ State Senate may propose increasing state aid in the FY12 budget in order to fund districts spending below the level determined to be "adequate" under the State school aid formula.

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SUPREME COURT DECISION SUPPORTS SFRA -- NOW FUND ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: May 24, 2011

The NJ Supreme Court ruled in today’s decision that the State’s failure to fund the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) caused “instructionally consequential and significant” harm to at-risk students in districts across the state.

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