Judge’s study finds New Jersey budget cuts fail schools

A New Jersey judge on Tuesday said the state’s school budget cuts fail to meet constitutional standards for education, dealing a political blow to Republican Gov. Chris Christie who has slashed education spending by more than $800 million, Reuters reports.The report by Superior Court Judge Peter Doyne said the state’s schools would have needed even more money than was cut–an additional $1.6 billion–to meet the mandates for education as set out in the state’s constitution. In a 96-page report to the state Supreme Court, Doyne said his job was to determine whether the state had met its constitutional responsibility without regard to the economy…

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