Gov. Christie says he will accept NJ Supreme Court school ruling

CHERRY HILL - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said at a town hall meeting yesterday that he will not fight a state Supreme Court ruling requiring New Jersey to infuse an additional $500 million into the school system.

At the meeting in Cherry Hill, the governor told the crowd the court needs to abandon the idea that throwing money at problematic school districts will fix them.

"The Supreme Court is shooting out orders to the governor you elected and the legislature you elected, telling you, you have to spend $500 million more on a failed system," Christie said.

However, he said the state must come up with the money without fiddling too much with increased taxes.

He also mentioned that Abbott districts, created in the wake of the Abbot vs. Burke ruling that forced the state to adequately fund its poorest districts, already received $4.5 billion in state aid.

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