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5-17-16 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Explainer: Getting the Facts on Funding for NJ’s Charter Schools

Charter advocates often argue their schools are not being fully funded; opponents point out that charters take money away from district schools

Gov. Chris Christie’s enthusiastic support of charter schools and the continuing growth in charter enrollment has sharpened the debate over how the state parcels out education aid.

Supporters of traditional public schools blame charters for taking away money they badly need, especially in poor urban districts, while charter advocates point out that they typically receive less money per student than traditional schools, cover their own facilities costs, and in some places have seen their funding decline.

Here’s a look at how charters get their funding and the complications caused by changes in the state’s funding formula for education.


Meir Rinde | May 17, 2016





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