Chris Christie Dives to New Low with Proposal to Cheat New Jersey’s Poorest Children

Chris Christie Dives to New Low with Proposal to Cheat New Jersey’s Poorest Children
by janresseger
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has just proposed an absurd school funding reform plan that has united advocates left and right. All agree that it is immoral.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has just proposed an absurd school funding reform plan that has united advocates left and right.  All agree that it is immoral.

Joe Hernandez of Newsworksexplains Christie’s new idea: “Gov. Chris Christie is proposing major changes to the way New Jersey doles out education funding to school districts. Departing from a decades-old policy in which the state sent more aid to low-performing urban districts, Christie is recommending a funding formula that gives every district $6,599 per student.”

Here is the response of the editorial board of the NY Times: “(A) flat amount would make it impossible for poor communities to provide a sound education for disadvantaged children who need classrooms with more resources.  The state is required by law to send more money to those communities because they simply don’t have the tax base or property values to raise additional revenues on their…

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