Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget for fiscal 2013 is out, and among the biggest points of contention is how much he is providing for public education. On one hand, Christie has promised to boost aid by more than $170 million in a vast majority of districts. On the other, he is cutting about $40 million from a handful of districts, including some of the state’s neediest.
John Mooney, education writer for NJ Spotlight, joins WHYY’s Newsworks to discuss the additions and subtractions of Christie’s school funding plan, and the debate sure to be ahead in the state legislature and the schools themselves. It is the first in what will be a weekly podcast involving NJ Spotlight and Newsworks on a wide variety of topics.