Christie's proposed school funding plan would cost 7 county districts

June 29, 2016

Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the governor’s per pupil dollar amount does not account for a whole host of additional programs many students in the state benefit from, such as extraordinary state aid, charter school funding, preschool aid, interdistrict choice program funding and transportation aid. Because of that oversight — which is several billion dollars worth — Rubin said the governor is peddling numbers that are not accurate.

“It’s not reasonable at all,” she said of the proposal. “It’s actually predicated on numbers that are false. There are all sorts of pots of money that aren’t likely to be distributed or spread evenly.”

New Jersey Herald, June 29

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