New Jersey Supreme Court upholds school finance changes

June 2, 2009
Gov. Corzine pushed through a new way of distributing educational aid

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: The New Jersey Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Jon Corzine's school-aid system, which redirects the flow of billions of dollars in aid. The 5-0 decision effectively removes a series of court mandates that had required enhanced funding to 31 poor school systems while tight budgets squeezed the state's other school districts. Corzine called the ruling "historic," and observers labeled it a possible end to nearly 30 years of Abbott v. Burke school-aid cases.
...REACTION: Advocates for the state's Abbott districts -- 31 historically poor, mostly urban communities -- say they will continue to fight for more funding.

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