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FUNDING GAPS WIDEN BETWEEN NEW JERSEY’S LOW AND HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS

Published on: May 16, 2017

Under Governor Christie, funding gaps between school districts with the highest and lowest student poverty rates continue to grow, increasing four-fold to a staggering $3,875 per pupil since 2008-2009.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S EDUCATION LEGACY: STARVE SCHOOLS, ABANDON STUDENTS

Published on: April 12, 2017

Governor Christie's last State Budget seals his public education legacy. NJ public schools have endured a near total deprivation of the aid required under the SFRA formula during his two terms.

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5 STEPS TO IMPROVE THE FY18 STATE BUDGET FOR NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: March 29, 2017

Governor Christie's proposed school aid budget for FY18 - the seventh straight year with an SFRA increase - is another blow to public school children.

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STATEMENT FROM DAVID G. SCIARRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATION LAW CENTER, ON SCHOOL AID IN GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S PROPOSED FY18 STATE BUDGET

Published on: March 1, 2017

Governor Christie made the right decision by not trying to force his so-called "fairness formula" in the FY18 State Budget. But the Governor is dead wrong when he calls the SFRA a "disaster."

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ELC APPLAUDS NJ SUPREME COURT ORDER DENYING GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S ABBOTT MOTION

Published on: January 31, 2017

The NJ Supreme Court issued an order today denying Governor Christie’s motion to reopen the landmark Abbott v. Burke litigation. 

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NJ SCHOOL FUNDING ERODES UNDER GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

Published on: January 26, 2017

NJ remains near the top of the nation in the National Report Card, Is School Funding Fair? But, Pre-K to 12 school funding continues to suffer under Governor Christie.

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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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