WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CHARTER CHAINS THAT WILL EDUCATE CAMDEN CHILDREN?
In the course of one year, and with virtually no public input, Governor Chris Christie’s administration has authorized three charter chains – Uncommon, KIPP and Mastery – to open 16 schools serving a total of 9,214 Camden students. In 2013-14, Camden had a total K-12 enrollment of 15,000 students, with 11,000 in 26 public neighborhood and magnet schools and 4,000 in 11 existing charter schools. Governor Christie has now authorized three private, non-profit organizations to educate approximately 60% of Camden’s total student population and over 80% of the students currently enrolled in district schools. Read More