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NJ LAWMAKERS: JUST FUND THE FORMULA

Published on: January 19, 2017

ELC informed lawmakers at two legislative committee hearings that they must get the SFRA back on track.

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ICYMI: ELC’S 6-PART SERIES ON GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

Published on: September 27, 2016

ELC has documented the many ways in which the Governor’s scheme is unfair and unworkable.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART VI

Published on: September 20, 2016

Governor Christie appears to be on a mission to dismantle one of the most successful education programs for poor communities in the nation: New Jersey's high quality, full-day, public preschool program for three- and four-year-olds.

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STATEMENT OF DAVID G. SCIARRA, ELC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S NJ SUPREME COURT FILING

Published on: September 16, 2016

Governor Chris Christie’s appeal today to the NJ Supreme Court in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case is completely without merit.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN: PART V

Published on: August 22, 2016

Governor Christie claims property taxes will be reduced in NJ towns where state aid will increase under his plan to redistribute school funding. Yet he conveniently ignores the fact that his plan will also raise property taxes in the 143 school districts targeted for massive cuts in school aid.

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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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