DFER New Jersey Statement on School Funding Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DFER New Jersey Statement on School Funding Agreement

New Jersey –Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) New Jersey State Director Paula White issued the following statement on today’s New Jersey school funding agreement:

“Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is elated to learn that as a result of Senate President Sweeney’s unrelenting commitment and leadership, along with his legislative colleague Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, New Jersey’s schools are closer than ever to moving forward with a sensible school funding plan. 

“Having endured close to a decade of fiscal turmoil brought on by a chronic underfunding of our school funding formula, our schools and districts have suffered enough.  There are no easy fixes to this dilemma, but our legislators’ landmark agreement will finally fund schools according to their documented enrollment growth while, over time, cautiously reducing allocations awarded to overfunded districts. This pragmatic approach advanced by Sweeney and Prieto will bring us one step closer to funding equity for all public schools.  For the sake of New Jersey’s children, we hope for a swift resolution to this issue, by way of the governor’s approval for this plan.”

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Contact: Ashley Johnson — press@dfer.org, 908-209-8992