Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Newark Public Schools: Budget impacts of underfunding and rapid charter growth
Contributors: Farrie, Danielle
Johnson, Monete
Keywords: Public schools—New Jersey—Newark—Finance
Charter schools—New Jersey—Newark—Finance
Educational equalization—New Jersey—Newark
Issue Date: Nov-2015
Publisher: Education Law Center
Place of Publication: Newark, N.J.
Description: The budget of the State‐operated Newark Public Schools (NPS) is now in its fourth year of crisis. The district is currently struggling to close a $13 million budget hole almost halfway into the school year. Decisions made by Governor Chris Christie and his administration are directly responsible for the district’s extreme and chronic fiscal distress, with no end in sight next year or beyond. Most importantly, the ongoing budget crisis has eroded essential resources in district schools, depriving students of the opportunity for a thorough and efficient education.In this report we analyze the impact of the NPS budget crisis on per pupil spending and staff levels in district schools. We find that the combined stress of chronic underfunding and rapid charter expansion has significantly lowered spending and reduced staff and programs in district schools.
Related resource:
Appears in Collections:Monographic reports and papers (Publicly Accessible)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
NPSBudgetImpactsofUnderfundingandRapidCharterGrowth.pdf489.41 kBAdobe PDFView/Download

Items in Dataspace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.