Wednesday, April 21, 2010

nj school budget vote 2010

School elections have drawn more attention this year, largely because Gov. Chris Christie has called for cutting $820 million in education aid -- prompting schools boards to severely slash spending, and in most towns propose layoffs. He's been in a war of words with the New Jersey Education Association, the state's largest teachers union.

Joseph Marbach, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, and a member of the school's political science department, predicted voter turnout could be about 25 percent today, up from the typical 15 percent. He predicted fewer school budgets would pass than in prior years.

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