WalletHub study ranks New Jersey as 7th least equitable in terms of school districts

New Jersey’s education ranks third among the nation’s school systems, but this does not mean that everyone gets the same education in the Garden State.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2022, 7:44 PM

Updated 661 days ago

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New Jersey’s education ranks third among the nation’s school systems, but this does not mean that everyone gets the same education in the Garden State.
A WalletHub study finds that New Jersey has the seventh least equitable school districts in the United States. The rankings are based on average household income and cost for public schools per pupil.
The study found that school funding is distributed more fairly at public schools in Matawan-Aberdeen, Bloomingdale and Mount Arlington. But funding is not the same in Avalon, Mountain Lakes and Millburn Township.
WalletHub says that equitable funding in all school districts can prevent low graduation rates and help students pursue higher education.


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