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New Jersey Spending and School Reform

Friday, June 15, 2012

Quitman Street Community School in Newark, New Jersey Quitman Street Community School in Newark, New Jersey (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will discuss Governor Chris Christie's state spending proposal. Then, she'll be joined by Sara Neufeld, a Brooklyn-based writer who's been covering public education for the past 12 years, to talk about NJPR's investigation into New Jersey public school reform through the lens of one school in Newark.

Guests:

Sara Neufeld and Nancy Solomon
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Comments [2]

ECM from New Jersey

Newark Public Schools were taken over by the state long before Chistie became governor. The schools were taken over by the state because of multiple long term problems. The tax payers of the state, due to a NJ Supreme Court decision, financially support the Newark Schools and other low performing school districts. This has led to little improvement in those schools over the past several years. A new approach needs to be tried because what has been tried has not improved education.

Jun. 15 2012 11:30 AM

Reform number one: There are more than 600 school district in little NJ. That comes with 100s of extra superintendents, curriculum coordinators, principals, other administrators and their sectaries, support staff, health insurance and pensions. All people outside of the classroom. Start cutting half and see where we are.
And no home rule BS. these districts all take state and federal money.
Christie has not been tough on these tax wasters

Jun. 15 2012 10:27 AM

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