Many charter schools have significantly less financial resources than neighboring district schools, yet are still expected to provide the same level of service. By law, New Jersey charter schools are entitled to 90 percent of the per-pupil funding that traditional public schools receive. In reality, however, charter schools receive much less than this. This is because charter schools in New Jersey are excluded from several types of funding sources, including adjustment, educational adequacy, school choice and transportation aid.

Publish date: March 2014 Number of pages: 3