Bloomfield (N.J.) Panel: Public Education is Under Attack

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Friday, June 15, 2012

New Jersey's plan to fund schools will end up hurting not only Bloomfield students but others across the state, a panel agreed Tuesday.

The Bloomfield Board of Education and Save our Schools NJ co-host an 'Education Town Hall and Panel Discussion' on Tuesday at Bloomfield High School. Pictured, from left, are State Sen. Ronald Rice (D-28), Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our Schools NJ and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-28).

About 100 people attended what was billed as an "Education Town Hall and Panel Discussion," for a dialogue on the proposed state budget's impact on public education. It was held at the Bloomfield High School's auditorium. The Bloomfield Board of Education and Save our Schools NJ sponsored the event.

Three state legislators - Sen. Ronald Rice (D-28), and Assembly members Ralph Caputo (D-28), and Mila Jasey (D-27), were joined by Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our Schools and a professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

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