Education in the Media
Senate President Sweeney Creates Website for Public to View Aid N.J. Schools ReceiveAugust 1, 2011
TRENTON — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney wants residents to see with a few mouse clicks whether the state is living up to its obligation to fund their public schools.
The South Jersey Democrat told The Associated Press he created a web site to show how much money each school district is getting under Gov. Chris Christie's budget and how much it's entitled to under the funding formula approved by the state Supreme Court.
Christie's budget restored the education cuts he made last year and added $447 million for the poorest schools ordered by the high court.
But he rejected a surcharge on millionaires that would have allowed full funding of the school aid formula.