The housing market would be free to provide housing in a greater variety of types, sizes and price ranges, as opposed to today’s oversupply of big houses on big lots and undersupply of everything else.
With fewer people priced out of New Jersey’s housing market altogether, perhaps the tide of out-migration to other states could be stemmed.
We have no idea if Trump can deliver on those promises, but we can explore what it’s going to take for him to try. Here’s how bad things had become for the chronically broken public school system in Erie, Pennsylvania: Earlier this year, Superintendent Jay Badams floated a proposal to close the city’s high schools — all four of them — and pay tuition to send kids to better-funded schools in the surrounding county.
The pushback, Badams said, was intense.“One of the ones that sticks with me is that, ‘We hope you solve your financial problems.
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President Trump pledged sweeping political and economic changes during the campaign.
When nine municipalities share a school district, as in Central Bucks, all taxable properties within these municipalities pay into the same pot of school money.
It no longer makes as much difference which particular municipality secures the new mall; competition becomes less acute as the size of the units of competition increases.
Even if Hunterdon isn’t ready to move to a single countywide district, there are intermediate steps that could still yield savings.
The number of school districts could be sharply reduced simply by regionalizing districts in which the constituent municipalities are already engaging in some sort of sharing arrangement—either a regional high school or a fee-per-pupil sending agreement with a neighboring district.
In contrast, Central Bucks, at a ratio of 9:1, demonstrates that a similar population can be served effectively by a single district.
A single countywide district would still operate the same number of schools, and there would be no impact on the number of teachers.
Consider the Central Bucks School District in Bucks County, Pa.