Assembly Education

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Video: Schaer Questions Christie School Security Aid Cut

Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Gov. Christie cutting $7.5 million for nonpublic school security aid out of the proposed state budget.

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Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding concerns throughout New Jersey.

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding concerns throughout New Jersey.

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Videos: Singleton Questions State Education Officials about Inadequate School Funding under Gov. Christie

Assemblyman Troy Singleton Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) questions state Department of Education officials during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding under Gov. Christie.

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Video: Burzichelli Questions Acting Education Commissioner on Inadequate School Funding under Gov. Christie

Assemblyman John Burzichelli Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) questions the acting state education commissioner during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on inadequate school funding under Gov. Christie.

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Video: Wimberly Questions Education Officials about Governor Short-Changing Schools in Paterson and Throughout N.J.

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen) questions the state Department of Education during Monday's Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Gov. Christie short-changing schools in Paterson and throughout New Jersey.

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Schaer: 'Gov. Christie has left school funding in untenable situation'

Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) released the following statement Monday after the budget panel met with the Department of Education to discuss inadequate school funding throughout New Jersey:

"Everyone recognizes the need to fix school funding throughout New Jersey, but it's unfortunate that we're starting from such a difficult place after 8 years of Gov. Christie's budgets short-changing school districts. Gov. Christie has left school funding in an untenable situation..."

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Wimberly: State Takeovers are Failed Operation, Returning Control to Districts Underfunded and Understaffed is Setting Students Up for Failure

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) decries Education Commissioner's testimony on the Fairness Funding Formula and state takeovers at Assembly Budget hearing:

"Even if we (Paterson) are on a path to local control, we are on a path to failure. State takeovers are a failed operation and returning control to districts chronically underfunded and understaffed is setting New Jersey students up for failure. You're giving back a broken system.

"Paterson is the third largest district and the second most populated school district in the state. We have operated 26 years under state takeover and we are no better off now than we were then.

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Video: A Look at Gov. Christie's Lack of Commitment to Education

A look at Gov. Christie's school funding record as the Assembly Budget Committee reviewed proposed spending for the Department of Education on Monday.

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Assembly Budget Committee to Review Budget Plans with Department of Education, Schools Development Authority & Judiciary

The Assembly Budget Committee on Monday will review proposed spending plans for the Department of Education, the Schools Development Authority and the Judiciary.

The Department of Education and Schools Development Authority budget plans will be reviewed at 10 a.m. The Judiciary budget plan will be reviewed at 2 p.m...

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