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Wealthy schools benefit more from construction money

Steve Chambers and Robert Gebeloff of The (Newark) Star-Ledger analyzed state school construction data to find that "New Jersey's wealthiest districts have been far more successful qualifying for state money than middle-class or blue-collar ones. And with two-thirds of the state money already spent or committed, affluent districts have landed 24 percent more construction funding per pupil than other districts." The state's first-come, first-served method for distributing the money "left many poor and middle-class districts in the lurch."

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