Stagnant State Funding Remains Overriding Concern For New Jersey Schools

By John Mooney

Education commissioner calls for dialogue between state and districts, but offers scant hope for increased aid

The inaugural year of new online tests in New Jersey schools is getting much of the attention on the education front these days.

But it’s a long-running and familiar story that may have more lasting impact: State school aid has essentially been frozen for five years – and a thaw seems unlikely anytime soon.