Gov. Chris Christie’s $1 billion in cuts to school aid last year left New Jersey unable to meet its obligation to provide all children with a “thorough and efficient” education, a judge ruled last week. In looking at the issue for the state supreme court, Superior Court Judge Peter Doyne concluded that the Republican governor’s cuts hit high-risk districts the hardest. The high court will now decide whether to do anything about it.
A version of this article appeared in the March 30, 2011 edition of Education Week as N.J. School Cuts Ruled Unconstitutional