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Charters and Vouchers

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: LESNIAK BILL FIRST STEP TO SCHOOL VOUCHERS ACROSS NEW JERSEY

Published on: June 23, 2010

Governor Christopher Christie yesterday made clear that any further restrictions on private school vouchers in Senator Raymond Lesniak's voucher bill (S1872) are unacceptable.

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JUST SAY "NO" TO ANOTHER REWRITE OF VOUCHER BILL

Published on: June 22, 2010

Education Law Center, New Jersey's leading advocate for public school students, is calling on legislators to "just say no" to a last ditch effort to bring school vouchers to the state, this time by rewriting the bill to secure the support of "local legislators."

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NJ VOUCHER BILL OPPONENTS TURN UP THE HEAT

Published on: June 15, 2010

Supporters of public education have a lot on their plates: the extreme school aid cuts in Governor Christie's proposed State budget, the Alternative High School Assessment debacle that could cost thousands of high school seniors their diplomas, and the lack of any movement on preschool expansion, to name just a few.

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NJ NEWSPAPERS, AMONG OTHERS, SAY NO TO VOUCHERS

Published on: May 25, 2010

Opposition to the "voucher bill" (S1872, packaged as "scholarships") is growing throughout the Garden State. More and more parents, educators and taxpayers have decided that giving away $360 million in public funds to private and religious schools, without strict accountability for the use of those funds, is a bad deal for public schools and the State Treasury.

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VOUCHER OPPONENTS OUT IN FORCE AT SENATE COMMITTEE MEETING

Published on: May 13, 2010

A large crowd descended on the State House Annex in Trenton to voice strong opposition to Senator Raymond Lesniak's voucher bill (S1872, "Opportunity Scholarship Act"). The bill was taken up by the Senate Economic Growth Committee, chaired by Senator Lesniak.

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LET'S FOLLOW THE LEAD OF ILLINOIS LEGISLATORS AND DUMP VOUCHER BILL

Published on: May 11, 2010

Last week, a bill to establish a taxpayer-funded program to provide vouchers for a limited number of students in "failing" Chicago public schools to attend private and religious schools was decisively defeated in the Illinois State Legislature.

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RETURN OF THE VOUCHER BILL

Published on: April 12, 2010

New Jersey voucher supporters have unveiled the latest version of legislation to divert $360 million in tax dollars to private and religious schools, at the same time the State's public school students are reeling from a massive $1 billion aid cut proposed by Governor Christopher Christie.

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APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF VOUCHER SUIT

Published on: November 24, 2009

In a unanimous ruling, a New Jersey Appeals Court has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit to obtain private school vouchers for students in "failing" public schools.

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