Sweeney wants Christie to implement court-approved education funding formula

    In what probably comes as a shock to no one, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney have different opinions about how to fund the state’s public schools.

    The Christie administration wants to change funding, but not in the way the state Supreme Court does. Sweeney yesterday wrote to Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf, the Associated Press reports, asking for more details on a group of independent consultants he says have been asked to recommend changes to the School Funding Reform Act of 2008.

    The law eliminated low-income districts and created a formula wherein aid to schools follows the child. The Legislature would have to approve any changes made to the formula.

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