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6-4-18 Education in the News

Jersey Journal--Jersey City would be biggest loser under Sweeney school funding plan

New Jersey Sen. President Stephen Sweeney's newest school-funding bill would lead to the loss of over $150 million in state aid over the next five years for Jersey City's public schools.

The proposed loss in aid is not unexpected. Sweeney, a Democrat from Gloucester County, has said that one of his top priorities is shifting state school funding from districts like Jersey City to districts that do not receive the amount of aid spelled out in a 2008 school funding formula.

Terrence T. McDonald| Updated Jun 1; Posted Jun 1


NJ Spotlight--Opinion: Note to Governor: Take the Hint, and the Revised Revenue Estimates

Sweeney and Coughlin & Co. have put Murphy in a bind: Go with their revised numbers or risk further alienating Democratic lawmakers

In the normal interactions between a governor and the Legislature, there comes a time when hints become declarations, statements of nonnegotiable intentions to pursue goals and determinations and not be deterred by contrary points of view.


Carl Golden | June 4, 2018


NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers Wrestle with Troubling Topic: Sexual Abuse at School

Joint session responds to videotape of union leaders dismissing claims of teacher misconduct, but struggles to determine what’s missing from current regulations

It was an unusual hearing by nearly all accounts, a hastily called joint session of two state Senate committees to hear startling accusations that too many of the state’s educators — and their unions — might look the other way on child sexual abuse within their own ranks.


 John Mooney | June 1, 2018


Star Ledger--Is N.J. really headed for another government shutdown? Here's a look at the drama unfolding

You might not be able to pinpoint the exact moment in recent months when a second straight state government shutdown in New Jersey became a possibility. But there’s no question Friday is the day it went from maybe to menacing.


Samantha Marcus and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted June 02, 2018 at 06:45 AM | Updated June 03, 2018 at 12:28 PM


NY Times--The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt

After a quarter century of steady growth on education spending, a shock to the system.

American teachers are angry.

They have taken to the streets in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado — and more recently in North Carolina. Dissent is building in Louisiana and Nevada, too.

But while the protests are spreading this year, the underlying conflict between public school employees and policymakers has roots in decisions made during the last recession, when states and local districts short of cash curtailed education spending for the first time in decades.


Robert Gebeloff| June 4, 2018


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