Charters and Vouchers
ELC URGES LEGISLATURE TO AGAIN REJECT GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S RECYCLED VOUCHER PROPOSAL
Published on: March 15, 2017
In addition to shortchanging school districts, Governor Christie resurrected his voucher proposal in his proposed FY18 State Budget. Legislators once again need to just say no to vouchers.
STATE FAILED TO ASSESS IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON NEWARK SCHOOL CHILDREN
Published on: May 25, 2016
Acting on behalf of Newark school children, ELC has filed an appeal of Commissioner Hespe’s February approval of a massive enrollment increase in seven Newark charter schools over the next five years.
LAWSUIT ENFORCES DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF STUDENTS IN NJ CHARTER SCHOOLS
Published on: May 19, 2016
An Administrative Law Judge has ordered the North Star Academy Charter School in Newark to return a middle school student to school after a two-month suspension.
NJ CHARTERS CARRYING SUBSTANTIAL SURPLUS EVEN AS DISTRICTS MAKE CUTS
Published on: September 24, 2015
An ELC analysis of the most recently available, audited school budgets shows many NJ charter schools carry a significant amount of surplus fund balance.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE WANTS TO HOLD CHARTERS HARMLESS, BUT NOT DISTRICT SCHOOLS
Published on: June 2, 2015
According to the OLS, Governor Christie is asking the Legislature to hold charter schools harmless from the negative impact of his proposal to flat fund public education in FY16.
PROPOSED CHARTER CHAIN SCHOOL TAKEOVERS IN CAMDEN RAISE MORE RED FLAGS
Published on: April 8, 2015
The Superintendent of the State-operated Camden School District recently announced plans to turn over the operation of five district-run, neighborhood schools to the Mastery, Uncommon and KIPP charter chains beginning September 2015.
NEW CAMDEN CHARTERS: 1st YEAR ENROLLMENTS RAISE RED FLAGS
Published on: March 9, 2015
Mastery and Uncommon charter schools, which opened in Camden in September, failed to meet enrollment projections for their first year of operation, according to an analysis by ELC.
GOVERNOR RECYCLES ILLEGAL VOUCHER PROPOSAL
Published on: February 25, 2015
Governor Christie's current attempt to push through a program to divert public funds to private and religious schools through the State Budget was soundly rejected two years ago as an illegal end-run around the Legislature.