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>Agostinelli & Bombace Unveil Plan to Reform New Jersey’s Educational System

>Agostinelli & Bombace Unveil Plan to Reform New Jersey’s Educational System

‘Plan will reform how tax dollars are distributed and make public schools more efficient and effective’

Ridgewood, NJ – With schools across New Jersey beginning their new academic year, John Agostinelli and Mark Bombace today released their new educational model to bring about the change and accountability our families need. This new plan will reform our public school system to spend 40th District tax dollars more effectively and efficiently, while ensuring a better result for all our children.

“Providing our children with an education is the most important thing we can give to them the best chance to get ahead in life,” stated Bombace, a former President of the Ridgewood Board of Education. “However, simply throwing money at the problem is not the answer to reforming New Jersey’s public schools. We need to reshape our policy, and this white paper is a good first step to bringing new ideas to the table. We must rethink how we approach educating our children, and I will work to implement my plan as a way to save tax dollars and improve performance for all our students.”

The attached Education Policy Paper is authored by Mark Bombace. It will be the first in a series of policy proposals that the Agostinelli & Bombace campaign will unveil to let 40th District voters know exactly where they stand on the issues, as well as their plans on what they’ll do once the voters send this new team to Trenton.

“New Jersey’s educational system is intrinsically linked with how high our tax dollars have become, and the only way to lower taxes is to address how we spend money on our public schools,” said Agostinelli. “The biggest expenditure of property taxes is on education, and without a sound policy to address these costs, New Jersey’s property tax problem will never be addressed. Career Politicians Scott Rumana and Dave Russo have failed to offer any plans to reform our schools just as they’ve failed to provide the leadership we need in the State Assembly.”

“John Agostinelli and Mark Bombace are running a campaign on the issues, and with their education white paper they’re letting the voters know exactly the type of reform and new ideas they will champion when they are sent to Trenton.” stated Campaign Manager Jim Tighe. “On the other hand, Trenton Insiders Scott Rumana and Dave Russo have stonewalled their constituents with their lack of accountability. We hope the incumbents have enough respect for their constituents to engage John and Mark in the 6 debates we’ve challenged them to – so the voters can see a real dialogue on the issues.”

Election Day is Tuesday November 3rd, 2009. The 40th Legislative District encompasses parts of Bergen, Essex, and Passaic Counties, including the following towns: Cedar Grove Township, Franklin Lakes Borough, Little Falls Township, Mahwah Township, Midland Park Borough, Oakland Borough, Ridgewood Village, Ringwood Borough, Verona Township, Wanaque Borough, Wayne Township, and Wyckoff Township.

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