Rhetoric Less Heated In N.J. School Elections This Year, Experts Say

boe elections 2011 tlsFrustrated over increases in school spending and property taxes during a down economy, New Jersey voters, at the urging of Gov. Chris Christie, rejected their local school budgets in record numbers last year. The results could be a lot different this year, as voters head to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots on 538 spending plans, education experts and school officials said.

“Last year was all about sound bites — ‘Turn down the budget. Send a message’ — and this year it’s about reality,” Assembly Education Committee chairman Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex) said. “Local school boards are faced with the insurmountable challenge of doing great things with fewer resources, and residents are starting to understand that.” More in Star Ledger.

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  1. This is about your childrens education. Maybe you can show me how to make peach for half price? You can’t! There’s a price for matzoh and a price for kids shoes. Same goes for bussing, teachers wages and therapy. You can’t have it all and not pay taxes. Wake up and smell the coffee. Speak to your Childs principal and find out how many services were cut this last year.

  2. In Lakewood its quite simple its the lower taxes slate vs the higher taxes slate

    I called up the cellphone on the paper I got and asked if I could get a tuition reduction dollar for dollar against my new tax bill . I’m still waiting for an answer

  3. Number 4. What you are saying makes no sense. Wait when chas vshalom one of your kids need a large amount of therapy. You will learn that that far exceeds what you are paying in taxes on your house. You very well know that the tax dollar doesntvfund your private schooling. You chose not to send topublic school. That was your choice but still doesn’t make you exempt from paying taxes. You should never need the services tatvtaxes do over. This is all not considering the 750 a year per kid bussing that you are getting if you want to start talking dollar or dollar. THINK!

  4. I see you bought the rhetoric hook line and sinker. The facts are that the therapy cuts had nothing to do with the local school board , it was all decided on the state level. The issues at hand have to everything else besides getting more services for our children. Nobody but nobody has any intention or will harm any of our CHILDREN in the slightest , the only ones who could get hurt are ……

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