DIEGNAN: CHRISTIE PLAN RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT HOW WE EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN

(TRENTON) — Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Thursday on Gov. Christie’s speech:

“Democrats were able last year to increase school aid even as we slashed the state budget, so Gov. Christie’s plan to cut resources for our schools and children is the wrong approach for our state.

“New Jerseyans have long had a shared commitment to the nearly 1.5 million children in our public schools, but Gov. Christie’s approach steers us in a different direction.

“Cutting school aid jeopardizes the education of all of the children of New Jersey while raising property taxes during difficult economic times.

“This plan makes it more difficult to provide a quality education for our children. I look forward to working together in bipartisan way to find solutions in the weeks ahead.”

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