And then there is Lakewood. A town where most of the homeowners send their children to private schools. A town where most of those attending public school do not own a home and many do not even live in a legal rental. Lakewood, a town that continues to build homes in which the tax bill does not cover the cost of busing or the many children with special needs.
The time has come for our state to rethink how to fund the public school system that will be equitable for all communities. A fair system for those that use private schools, for senior developments, and for districts burdened with educating the immigrant population.
The only problem is that our current legislature is too busy doing favors for their special interests to do anything about our real problems.