The Christie-driven school choice revolution continues to advance in New Jersey.
That’s stellar news for our state’s most at-risk children.
Today, the New Jersey Department of Education announced its intention to entertain 32 new charter school applications; reportedly most of the new schools would be in educationally distressed urban areas including Newark, Paterson or Jersey City. Three would be in suburban Somerset, Middlesex and Union counties, respectively. I’d expect those applications will draw the most scrutiny from residents and educators who erroneously believe their schools are world-class.
I wish it were true but it’s simply not, Save Jerseyans.
Consequently, Governor Christie has made it a priority to improve funding for charter schools as part of his larger effort to break the NJEA’s monopoly on our education system. These institutions received a lot of lip service but woefully insufficient support from the state during Jon “I Know Nothing ‘Bout No Transfers” Corzine’s tenure as governor.
That’s starting to change.