Welcome to School Funding Exposed

Welcome to School Funding Exposed. The purpose of this website is to educate you about where your tax dollars are going and how they are being spent.  The truth about school funding is that there is a virtual Cartel in place that literally wastes billions of your hard earned tax dollars in excessive administrative costs as well as outright waste fraud and abuse. We are talking about NJ, but if you are from another state keep reading because NJ is the poster boy for the way things are done all across the country. NJ just happens to be the worst. If we can fix it here, it will happen everywhere. Help us get it started.

Click “The Way it works today” for a short explanation on how the state obtains and disperses your tax dollars for education

Click “Shocking Statistics” to see some facts and figures that will make blood shoot out of your eyeballs

Click “Solutions” to see some common sense proposals that would lower your property taxes by up to 1/3

Click here for a link to the movie The Cartel. A picture might tell a thousand words, these movies will tell you a million.  Other movies that will give you “ the picture” The Soprano State and Waiting Paid for by Common Sense Solutions for NJ District 37

Click here for candidates that support exactly this kind of reform, which will educate and graduate more students, save billions, lower taxes, reward good teachers, oh yea, the fraudsters lose out, and the thousands of extra administrators making multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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School Board to Hold First Public Forum on Referendum Monday

The first of three public forums planned before the Jan. 24 referendum is Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Lee Community Center

The Fort Lee Board of Education continues what it’s calling “community engagement” efforts Monday, when it holds the first of three “community forum meetings” to try and convince Fort Lee voters to cast their ballots in favor of the BOE’s roughly $30.2 million school bond referendum in January.

“We’re going to provide the exact information of the repairs and work that’s going to be done to the various schools,” board president Arthur Levine said of the Monday evening forum at the Fort Lee Community Center. “We’re going to reiterate that we’re giving these walking tours, and that we encourage people to come out and see what they’re paying for.”

Levine added that “some members” of the Borough Council will be on hand at the forum, and that “we hope people will come out.”

The BOE began offering public walking tours of the schools on Nov. 30; there are still three of those remaining, including Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The school board made the referendum official last Monday at its regular business meeting, approving a resolution to put the special ballot question before voters at a special school district election on Jan. 24.

The proposal includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades, roof and window replacement at School No. 1; window replacement and masonry improvements at School No. 3; HVAC upgrades, masonry improvements and roof replacement at School No. 4; interior alterations, renovations and reconfiguration at Lewis F. Cole Middle School, along with HVAC upgrades, roof replacement and additional and renovated educational space, science rooms and the media center; and interior alterations, HVAC upgrades, window replacement, masonry improvements and science room alterations at Fort Lee High School.

If the referendum passes, school officials expect to receive about $9.8 million from the state in grant funding—or about 32 percent of the overall cost of the proposed project. The average homeowner would see a tax increase of about $123 a year.

Those who can’t make the community forum Monday will have two more chances:

  • Tues.,      Jan. 3, 2012, at 7 p.m.
  • Tues.,      Jan 17, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Remaining public walking tours, which meet at the Board of Education offices at 255 Whiteman St., will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Wed.,      Dec. 14, at 11 a.m.
  • Wed.,      Jan. 4, at 11 a.m.
  • Wed.,      Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.

Monday’s public forum takes place at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday, Dec. 12) at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center at 1355 Inwood Terrace.

Real School Funding Reform

The past two days I reposted articles I had written on the “Opportunity Scholarship Act” that special interest groups are trying to ram through the legislature during this “Lame Duck” session. What these people do not understand is that by passing this bill, they will help to insure that inner city children will not get a better education. Rather, the educational environment in these districts will continue to degrade as more and more tax dollars are poured into a system that is doomed to fail. Continue reading

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New Jersey School Funding At Work

This was first posted in Conservative New Jersey www.conservativenewjersey.com

For over four months now Conservative New Jersey has been pointing out the insane school funding plan that the State of New Jersey has.  From school districts that get over $25,000 per child to school building programs that include constructing schools with swimming pools we have tried to highlight just how out of control this who system is.  Tonight though, it has gone over the top! Continue reading

It Is Time To Be Fair

It is time to be Fair