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Jersey City Takes Center Stage at School Funding Hearing

Mayor Steven Fulop

file photo Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop

Mayor Fulop addressed the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness

By Alyana Alfaro • 02/22/17 4:01pm

NEWARK – Advocates of changing New Jersey’s school funding formula often cite the booming Hudson County municipality of Jersey City as a school district they feel receives outsized state funding due to old school funding policies that do not take into account the economic growth of the past few years.

Fulop said he does not feel Jersey City should be penalized for funding schools according to current regulations. Alyana Alfaro for Observer

However, according to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, such arguments only take into account the affluent waterfront section of the city and ignore primarily minority portions of the Jersey City that are significantly less well off. On Wednesday, Fulop addressed the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness with concerns about the dangers of reducing school funding.

http://observer.com/2017/02/jersey-city-takes-center-stage-at-school-funding-hearing/

One thought on “Jersey City Takes Center Stage at School Funding Hearing

  1. How about the large decades long property tax abatements being handed out like candy to property developers in Jersey City? Money from the pockets of suburban residents straight to the pockets of developers and coffers of the Democratic Party.

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