High-quality and equitable education opportunities, ranging across early childhood, K-12, technical education, higher education and apprenticeships, are pivotal for the economic prospects of working people and their children. Disparities in education funding and the resulting inequities in the programs and services provided to children and adults of different incomes and races can determine the earning potential for someone’s entire life. EARN groups analyze how state and local school taxes are raised and how education funding is parceled out, showing the impact of current education policies and suggesting reforms that can improve educational outcomes and economic conditions for working families.
- May 20, 2021
- New Jersey Policy Perspective
- Gordon Macinnes
Early education has long served as a crucial asset to families across the Garden State. Thanks to years of state investment, New Jersey leads the nation in providing high-quality pre-kindergarten aimed at making kids from low-income families ready for school. What’s missing is the essential connection to the K-3 years.