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Old 06-05-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: S.J
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Since most of their funding comes from the state which is just taxpayers money, what do you think of these districts and do you believe those towns should be paying the cost of their children's education?
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Education; yes. But thats not what the money is going to, and thats why I don't like it.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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How come these districts need money from other districts, or the state

Do they not have enough tax base or something

If they do not have enough money for their own schools, why dont they send the kids to other districts, and just pay those other districts
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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How come these districts need money from other districts, or the state

Do they not have enough tax base or something

If they do not have enough money for their own schools, why dont they send the kids to other districts, and just pay those other districts
Too poor a tax base, no they don't have the money for their own schools, using other schools would not only be costly due to busing, but other schools in the area wouldn't have the capacity to handle such a massive influx of students. Wouldn't work.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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If they do not have enough tax base then they probably do not have enough people, which means they do not have lots of kids anyways

and Jersey landscape is basically all these towns border each other in a compact area, so other schools cannot be that far, and they have many towns around them, so they do not have to send every kid to one school district

Wouldnt they have to bus some kids to school in their own district anyways. The ones that live far from the local schools are probably pretty close to another school district. Some maybe but some may not, but it has to be better than funding for an entire school district and busing at the same time.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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If they do not have enough tax base then they probably do not have enough people, which means they do not have lots of kids anyways

and Jersey landscape is basically all these towns border each other in a compact area, so other schools cannot be that far, and they have many towns around them, so they do not have to send every kid to one school district

Wouldnt they have to bus some kids to school in their own district anyways. The ones that live far from the local schools are probably pretty close to another school district. Some maybe but some may not, but it has to be better than funding for an entire school district and busing at the same time.
Nope- they've got plenty of kids, but they don't generate enough tax revenue from the low-priced housing and little industry that most of the districts have. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that the number of kids per household in many of those districts is higher than in most of the wealthier districts.

And bussing to other districts would only make matters worse- while the people who live in Princeton may complain about having to subsidize the schools in Trenton, that's nothing compared to the commotion you'd see if the kids from Trenton where in their schools.........
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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If they do not have enough tax base then they probably do not have enough people, which means they do not have lots of kids anyways
As Bob mentioned, these are densely packed with people - urban areas.

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Camden, Elizabeth, East Orange, Newark, to name a few.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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I know two people that work in abbott districts, and they share one common problem - RAMPANT CORRUPTION!
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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How come these districts need money from other districts, or the state

Do they not have enough tax base or something

If they do not have enough money for their own schools, why dont they send the kids to other districts, and just pay those other districts
Like residents from Millburn would want students from Newark in their district? West Windsor residents would allow students from Trenton into their schools? Cherry Hill would take in kids from Camden? Would Wayne take in kids from Paterson? You get the picture.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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This Abbott district thing is a joke. We are subsidizing the school taxes in many towns and cities that have loads of millionaires, I'll name one HOBOKEN.
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