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Here’s how millennials are keeping N.J. school enrollment flat


By Marisa Iati and Carla Astudillo | NJ Advance Media for
on September 06, 2016 at 7:30 AM, updated September 06, 2016 at 7:34 AM

Millennials: the subjects of countless think pieces about how the generation is leaving its mark on everything from politics to real estate to workplace culture.

Now, their footprint is becoming visible in New Jersey’s public schools, where experts say their tendency to delay marriage and parenthood is having a measurable impact on school enrollment.

For three years in a row, the number of students in New Jersey’s public schools has declined slightly and begun to level off — a pattern James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, attributes to millennials’ choices.

One thought on “Here’s how millennials are keeping N.J. school enrollment flat

  1. Their NOT going to college either. There much smarter than you and realize what a scam the whole process is. From mom and dad sticking their ass in some overrated high school in northern NJ where they pay absolutely sky high taxes for what exactly? What? There not going to fall for it and as such its reflected in the numbers coming out. Good for them. Bad for you.

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