TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie's (R-N.J.) billion-dollar cuts to public school budgets were up for debate today in New Jersey's Supreme Court.
David Sciarra, of the Education Law Center, spoke about New Jersey students' right to a "thorough and efficient" education. Sciarra says the state took that right away when it slashed nearly $1 billion from its public education budget.
The state attorney general's office says the issue boils down to dollars and cents.
The issue goes back to Abbot vs. Burke, a case where the court tried to balance out the quality of education between wealthier, suburban districts and poorer, inner-city ones.
The state and the court came up with a formula that Sciarra says the administration should be forced to stick with.
There is no timetable for when the justices will render a decision.
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