New Jersey Schools Voucher Bill Advances

Thursday, 03 Feb 2011 01:11 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A New Jersey bill to fund scholarships and transfers for children stuck in failed public schools is close to passage despite opposition from teachers’ unions and education bureaucrats, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The proposal championed by Gov. Chris Christie would add New Jersey to the handful of states that allow public funds to go to private and religious schools.

People for and against were converging today on the state capital of Trenton to attend a hearing on the bill as it moves another step closer to a final vote.

Critics have called the legislation a giveaway to private schools that will turn public schools into warehouses for special-needs students. But the schools-choice movement has gained favor in New Jersey as the state looks for solutions to chronically failing schools and poor student performance.

“We have resources and we have two really important things: the truth, and an idea whose time has come,” said Derrell Bradford, executive director of E-3, a pro-voucher group in Newark.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Texas, Alaska, Oil States Face Budget Hit

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 13:39 PM

Falling gas prices may be a driver's dream, but states that depend on oil and gas revenue are worried about the effect t . . .

Study: Marijuana Use Has Increased in Colorado

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 09:00 AM

Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the d . . .

Michigan to Drug-Test Some Suspected Welfare Recipients

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 22:07 PM

Some of Michigan's welfare recipients will be drug-tested if they're suspected of using drugs, under a year-long pilot p . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved