Or... "Our Society Depends on Educating Everyone."
In 1982, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) held that a state law allowing school districts to deny enrollment to school-age undocumented immigrants violated the Federal Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. William Brennan, writing for a majority of the court, explained that the fourteenth amendment's guarantee of equal protection was designed to ensure "the abolition of governmental barriers presenting unreasonable obstacles to advancement on the basis of individual merit."
Nothing in that quote, and nothing in that case, has anything to do with citizenship; or at least, it shouldn't. Before we get into what Jersey requires, I want to make sure that we're both on the same page.