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School Support / Property Taxes In New Jersey #228321

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 1973
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(Studio) Supreme Court recently ruled use of local property taxes to support schools legal but often discriminatory.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jersey City, New Jersey) Tenafly School located in wealthy area has $1470/yr./student. Jersey City schools have $700/yr./student. New Jersey Supreme Court rules use property taxes to support schools results in unequal education facilities for children and that state must finance schools in future by methods other than use property taxes. [Attorney Harold RUVOLDT - says money makes difference in quality of education. Poor areas get only a fraction of money wealthy areas get for education.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris
Duration:
00:02:30

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