Gov. Corzine: Children Only Get One Shot At Being A Child

Corzine: Next to fixing the economy, nothing has been more important to me during my four years in office than educating our children. As we faced a global recession in a year of declining revenues, our funding for education increased because I believe we have an obligation to provide adequate funding for public education. The reason is simple. Children only get one shot at being a child — one chance at a quality education. An investment in education is an investment in the economic well-being of New Jersey. Companies come to New Jersey or remain in the state if there is a well-educated workforce that can meet the company’s needs. For years, this state has had a reputation for having such a workforce. By spending wisely on education, that tradition will continue. That is why I have refused to cut state aid to education. Since I became Governor, state aid to education has gone up $1.8 billion including federal funds. From preschoolers to college students, we have worked to protect children and to ensure we are continuing to deliver a world class education. Read full article in. NJN

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  1. Our governor believes that all children deserve a quality education, while our own Lakewood Bais Yaakov high schools are starting school on Tuesday with dozens of girls still not officially in any school. Shame on us!

  2. to A TRUE YID

    I would be nice if you would try to stick to the truth . A cousin of mine who is friendly with one of the Askanim told me that with some minor exceptions ,almost every girl has a school . There may be parents who always want some other school ,because it doesnt "pas " for them to send their daughter the one that wants them . Whose fault exactly is that ?

    I would be careful before you spout lies or ignorance ,either of which is wrong .

  3. He took away all of our private school technology grant so there will be no more funding for computers for our kids .

    Shame on him . He balanced the budget on our kids backs . We should let him know how we feel about that .

  4. To 9:15 pm: Unfortunately you are the ignorant one. Go back and ask your cousin to ask his askan-friend for the WHOLE truth, not the partial truth.
    The askanim/vaad may have "placed" all but a few of the girls, yet there remain dozens who have not been informed where they are going. They will remain uninformed until ALL of the girls have been placed.
    School will be starting on Tuesday. These girls have no uniform, school supplies, or bus stop.

  5. To anon 9:15pm

    I guess you don't live in this town. Everyone knows that at least 35 – 40 girls do not have a school as of yet.

    They may have been placed but none were told.

    It is less than a week before school begins, when the girls would be going out and buying supplies for school, getting backpacks, socks, head bands to match there uniforms. These girls do not know what uniforms they will be wearing.

    You should be the one who should keep your mouth shut (or in this case your fingers off the keyboard).

    The ones that are suffering are these girls.

  6. accordind to very reliable sources , your information is totally incorrect . There might be a few girls that are placed but not finalized ,but the number is nowhere even close to the 35 to 40 . From what I heard its closer to 10 .

    I personally dont see anything wrong with not finalizing things for these few ,if that is what is necessary for everybody else to be finalized also. Wouldnt you want everybody to be on hold so your daughter can also get finalized ?

  7. There is a new "Takanah" being made in Lakewood . Every yungerman thast opens a boys mesivta,must also open a girls high school class . This way every girl will have the choice of at least 14 to 19 high schools ,and all the high schools will be begging the parents to send their daughters . Parents will be getting calls at the end of 6th grade to please register their daughters as they have been accepted to at least 12 schools sight unseen .

  8. Boys mesivtas are Harbotzas Torah . Girls high schools are glorified baby sitters . ( at least thats what it seems the mindset of people is ,judging by the ratio of 10 times as many mesivtas created in Lakewood vs. the amount of girls high schools being created.)

  9. It is fascinating that the schools feel that in order to "finalize" the last few girls, they are willing to keep 40 girls totally in the dark about where they are going to school! Did they suddenly grow a conscience? They had no problem sending out accepting letters in June, knowing full well that some girls would get no acceptance letter from any school, while some got 2 or 3 acceptance letters.

  10. The clock is ticking. It's now Thurs. When are we going to hear whether or not we were "chosen" by a HS. They are playing with our lives!! Are schools going to open if my daughter was not placed???

    I have been pretty patient all summer, trying to be polite on the phone calls to the VAAD, but enough is enough already!

    And I agree with 7:04. What are they waiting for??????

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