Thursday, September 15, 2016

APP keeps peddeling nonsense about Lakewood private schools

APP keeps peddling the same baseless nonsense about Lakewood private schools with claims of not being accredited and therefore schools should not be subject as a recipient of state funding. The paper keeps posting these silly op eds with not a single shred of evidence and the lazy reports fail to mention how many of the 125 private schools are actually accredited. Additionally there is no law anywhere backing up this made premise. In the latest article the paper quotes the private schools religious centers masquerading as schools "Are taxpayer dollars being spent on “religious centers” masquerading as “schools?” Is calling a building a “school” simply a dodge to defeat the concept of separation of church and state?" the author asks?
 Its interesting to note the Lakewood accredited public school has now been under control of the state monitor. The cost per student in Lakewood is close to $25,000 compared to Jackson which is $8000 per student. The tax base in Lakewood comes from the Orthodox community as one commenter wrote "I live in Jackson, the cost per student is a bit over $8,000. The cost per student in Lakewood's failing public school system now exceeds $25,000. This FAILING School System is accredited by the State of NJ.
By ANY measure the Lakewood Public Schools are ABOMINABLE. Without the Orthodox Jewish Community there would be NO EDUCATION in Lakewood. This community is growing by a rapid rate and Lakewood would have no tax base. "

7 comments:

  1. Point taken, but no school district in New Jersey has a cost per student that is less than $14,000. Jackson's school district's cost was $18,303 in 2014-2015.
    http://www.nj.com/education/2016/04/see_which_nj_school_districts_spend_the_most_per_s.html

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    1. jackson, toms river and brick public school system are all deeply in debt too. almost all public school systems in nj are unless they are abbot welfare districts. that's why we need christie's funding fairness formula.

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    2. 30 years ago we were offered to become an Abbot district. But some people opposed it. They wanted complete control of the Board of Ed. Short minded thinking as always won over long term plans.

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  2. Facebook comments aren't always the most reliable source of information.

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    1. Neither is the main stream media

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  3. Mr, Hefkerfelt: your numbers are all wrong. Take out the cost for transportation, which a large part was for courtesy transportation, and the mandated costs for special education children and the result is under $11 million per student in buildings which are badly in need of repair. Would you like a calculator?

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    1. Hefkervelt is going off how the state calculates aid. in the states eyes lkwd is paying 25k per public school student.

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