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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART IV

Published on: August 8, 2016

Governor Chris Christie’s so-called "Fairness” funding plan would cause staggering budget cuts in some of New Jersey’s poorest districts, forcing as many as 14,000 teachers, guidance counselors and other support staff to be cut, an ELC analysis shows.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART III

Published on: July 25, 2016

The Governor is Wrong on Student Achievement

The facts show NJ's most disadvantaged students making substantial gains over the last 15 years, and studies have documented the positive connection between increased funding and improved student outcomes.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART II

Published on: July 19, 2016

The Right Way to Calculate – And Compare – District Funding

The most accurate way to compare resources in NJ districts is using a calculation – “funding per weighted pupil” – that acknowledges that the cost of educating students is not the same, but varies based on the characteristics of a district’s enrollment.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART I

Published on: July 14, 2016

The Governor is Wrong on How Much Districts Spend

Governor Christie attempts to justify his plan to take massive amounts of school aid away from districts with the most disadvantaged students by making claims about NJ school funding that just aren’t true.

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CHRISTIE BUDGET INFLICTS MORE HARM ON NJ PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: July 6, 2016

With this budget, Chris Christie has secured his legacy as the most anti-public education Governor in modern New Jersey history.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

Published on: June 21, 2016

The Governor’s irresponsible and unconstitutional school funding plan is not only the opposite of fairness,  it is a complete non-starter for many reasons.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN “INITIATIVE TO FULLY FUND NJ SCHOOLS”

Published on: June 9, 2016

ELC welcomes the Senate President’s pledge to fully fund all school districts statewide, however there is no need for a Commission to get the job done.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE RETREATS ON EDUCATION COST CUTS

Published on: May 11, 2016

In response to ACR134, Governor Christie has reversed course on cutting the education costs for at-risk and ELL students in the state’s weighted student funding formula.

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