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Classroom spending – Where are your education dollars going in New Jersey?

The New Jersey Department of Education reports in its new Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending that per student spending  increased .6 percent last year, and is now at $19, 211. You might imagine most of that money would go for classroom expenses, but that is not always the case.

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Lawmaker: Education funding in NJ needs to change

For more than two decades how New Jersey funds education has been the subject of litigation. Many education advocates accuse Gov. Chris Christie of underfunding schools, but others argue the money being spent isn't being spent wisely. The ranking Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee thinks it's time to revisit the issue.

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Most NJ School Districts Could See Slight Uptick in Aid

New Jersey's Education chief says 90 percent of school districts would see modest increases in state aid under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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