Here’s Dr. Larry Feinsod, new Executive Director of New Jersey School Boards, on what he regards as one of NJ’s greatest educational challenges:
Over the past 40 years, I’ve also discovered that funding special education is one of the most vexing problems facing our schools. No state pays more per student for special education than New Jersey. And our current funding system pits the needs of traditional-education students against the needs of special-education students. We cannot continue with this unacceptable situation.
Dr. Feinsod just announced the formation of the NJSBA Special Education Task Force, “with the charge of reviewing the state’s current process for finding special education; studying other state’s systems of providing special education; exploring alternative funding methods; and identifying cost-efficient strategies to fund and deliver special education services.”