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For New Jersey State Aid, Let Money ‘Follow the Child’

For New Jersey State Aid, Let Money ‘Follow the Child’

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/18/04/15/op-ed-for-new-jersey-state-aid-let-money-follow-the-child/

NJ Spotlight – OP-ED April 16, 2018

The School Funding Reform Act directs that the money it awards should ‘follow the child,’ but its own requirements make it impossible to do so. When the School Funding Reform Act was passed in 2008, it was heralded as a formula under which “money follows the child.” Under the School Funding Reform Act, state aid would be directed to at-risk children themselves, wherever they lived, as opposed to state aid being earmarked for certain school districts that

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