New School-Funding Case Turns Spotlight on State’s Rural Districts

New Jersey’s school-funding fight is heading back to the courts — again. In yet another foray into the judicial arena that has become central to New Jersey’s school-funding struggles, lawyers have filed a formal complaint against the Christie administration over its failure to fully fund 16 mostly rural districts. Akin to the state’s landmark Abbott v.…

Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Education, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “New School-Funding Case Turns Spotlight on State’s Rural Districts”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 9:02 am on September 26th, 2014:

    Lakewood, Ocean County, a RURAL district?

    Or, is there another Lakewood that is hidden somewhere?

    Lakewood’s being labeled as a “rural” is not the problem.

    First, the school district is poorly run.

    Second, they are required to bus children to private religious schools but don’t get the state money for those students, as I understand it.

    Third, the large amount of students going to private schools takes away from funds available to operate an already inefficient public school system.


  2. dentss dunnigan said at 2:56 pm on September 26th, 2014:

    Why not do what the rest of the rural districts must do to fund education in their schools ….Raise taxes .Happens in my town every year ,especially the years Christie has seen to it to totally cut out school funding in my town .

  3. @ Dentss said at 8:20 pm on September 26th, 2014:

    Or Merge.