Source: APP.com – Overfunded school districts with declining enrollment. Growing school districts with inadequate funding. Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for equal school funding for every child, whether rich or poor.
Those were some of the topics addressed Saturday at an education summit hosted by the Asbury Park Press and the Asbury Park/Neptune National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The forum also offered a mini-education fair for attendees that included college funding advice from the State Department of Higher Education, and the opportunity to chat with representatives from Georgian Court and Rutgers universities, Brookdale Community College, fraternity Omega Psi Phi, Old Bridge Flight School and more about their offerings…
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, a Monmouth County Republican representing the 13th district, said she believes the key to education and property tax relief is pension reform.
“We must achieve pension and benefit reform,’’ Handlin said. “There is no place else to get the money that would be needed without drastically increasing taxes. …Pension and benefit reform is inextricably linked to how we fund our schools.’’