NJ School Districts Clamor for More Aid, Others Warn Against Cuts in Funding Debate


The ongoing debate over how to fairly — and equitably — fund New Jersey’s public schools prompted disagreements Wednesday between two Democrats who once were considered contenders for the gubernatorial race.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop urged a bipartisan state Senate committee to more thoughtfully forge ahead with changing how public schools are funded, arguing current proposals are vague and threaten to help affluent areas “at the expense of the most needy children.”

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), who co-chaired the committee, said Fulop’s remarks were “1000 percent wrong.”

Read more…(NJ.com)

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