Gov Christie Announces Public/Private School Plan
Christie is making 5 charter schools (public and privately funded) in a district that has failing schools, but I’m not so well versed in the NJ public school system to comment. My only thought: will all the children still be able to attend?
NJ Governor Christie proposes public-private schools plan
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced a pilot program on Thursday that would allow private companies to run public schools in some of the state’s chronically underperforming school districts.
The public-private partnership would authorize school management organizations to operate five schools, and would target some of the 100,000 New Jersey students now enrolled in 200 chronically failing schools, the governor’s office said.
The state’s teachers union, which has clashed with the Republican governor over cuts to school aid and other issues, said the plan was part of Christie’s “ongoing effort to privatize public education in New Jersey.”
That’s always my fear.