Should Pa. look to N.J. for a fair education formula to support public schools?

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 David Sciarra, Executive Director of Education Law Center discusses New Jersey's education funding formula's on NewsWorks Tonight.  (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

David Sciarra, Executive Director of Education Law Center discusses New Jersey's education funding formula's on NewsWorks Tonight. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

As executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the Education Law Center, David Sciarra advocates for an equal and adequate education for all New Jersey students.

A practicing civil rights lawyer since 1978, David Sciarra has focused specifically on education issues for the past 17 years, litigating to enforce greater educational access specifically for low-income and minority students.

Listen here as Sciarra discusses education-funding priorities in an extended interview with WHYY education reporter Kevin McCorry.

Sciarra specifically outlines what he thinks New Jersey can teach Pennsylvania when it comes to implementing a “fair funding formula” that he says would best meet the needs of students across the state.

 

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