Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Washington Twp.) says he will ask Gov. Christopher Christie to reconsider his plan to cut the New Jersey After 3 program, a statewide network of afterschool programs serving more than 12,500 children and their families across 114 urban, suburban and rural school districts.
Moriarty says Christie wants to eliminate $5.2 million in funding for the current school year. He says the proposed cuts will impact 490 children and 50 jobs in Glassboro and Lindenwwold.
“This cut is an assault on the middle-class,” Moriarty said in a statement released today. “It’s also particularly unfair because it comes in the middle of a school year. We need to find alternatives that don’t burden hard-working middle-class families and put the education of our children at risk.”