Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Cantrell appointed to Governor’s School Funding Task Force

Cantrell appointed to Governor’s School Funding Task Force
Trenton, NJ – Taking steps to ensure a common sense approach to New Jersey’s system of education funding and to root out abuse and fraud, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today named seven representatives from the public and private sectors as members of the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force. Created...
August 14th, 2012 | Education, Featured | Read More

Charter School Finance 101: Comparing Charter Schools to Their Host District

by Mark ‘Jay’ Williams, Economics Fellow When New Jersey first authorized charter public schools in the 1990’s, the public was told the charters would operate at 90% of the cost of the host district, saving taxpayer dollars with each family that freely chose this newly-available public education...
February 9th, 2012 | Education, Policy | Read More

How Much Does My School District Actually Spend Per Student?

As a follow-up to CSI-NJ’s Misleading the Taxpayer study on the incomplete information New Jerseyans are often presented about per-pupil costs, the Institute offers you the opportunity to see the different estimates for every town in the state. The tables below offer per-pupil expenditure figures...
November 22nd, 2011 | Education, Policy | Read More

New Jersey Taxpayers Are Being Misled About Per-Pupil Costs

New Jersey Taxpayers Are Being Misled About Per-Pupil Costs
Every year, New Jerseyans get to vote directly on one and only one spending plan – their local school budget. Research developed by the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey details how voters are confused, overpromised and outright misled before they walk into the voting booth. Years of legislative...
November 21st, 2011 | Education, Featured, Policy | Read More

Higher Education Reforms: Big Savings Only Possible Through Big Changes

by Mark ‘Jay’ Williams, Economics Fellow Efforts to reform New Jersey’s higher education system are finally gaining momentum in Trenton. However, while several well-intentioned pieces of legislation have been introduced with the goal of reducing tuition rates at our state colleges and universities...
April 29th, 2011 | Education, Policy | Read More

Campus Green: $1.25 Billion in Unrestricted Cash at New Jersey’s Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Campus Green: $1.25 Billion in Unrestricted Cash at New Jersey’s Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Last year, the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey produced a three-part series on management practices at New Jersey’s nine senior public colleges and nineteen community colleges. One of the revelations of the Campus Green series was the large amount of unrestricted cash assets at the schools, and...
March 28th, 2011 | Education, Featured, Policy | Read More

New Jersey’s Many Types of Teachers, Administrators and Staff

by Mark ‘Jay’ Williams, Economics Fellow The use of statistics is a routine and important part of the policy making process, but too often the repetition of a generalized statistic lulls advocates, legislators and the press into false assumptions. One of the most misused variables is ‘teacher’,...
March 21st, 2011 | Education, Policy | Read More