Forrester - Corzine Debate # 4
Update:Debate #4 between Jon Corzine and Doug Forrester covered the same ground as the other three debates The questions were good, hitting all the major issues and the answers both candidates provided were essentially the same as we have heard before. Save one. Jon Corzine was emphatic that the state funding formula for schools remain inequitable, with Abbott districts getting the lion’s share while suburban districts jack up property taxes to pay for their schools.
Does Jon Corzine realize that the Abbott schools receive the majority of state school aid and spend 30% to 40% more per pupil than suburban schools? Just once, we wish someone would ask how this funding formula is fair to suburban children and taxpayers and why the disparity should continue.