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The following is a statement from Harry Lee, President of the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association:
Yesterday, Acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan, Ed.D., issued a second set of denial decisions on high-performing charter school expansion requests that are contrary to Governor Murphy’s stated support of high-quality, top performing charter schools. This newest set of decisions follows on a previous set of decisions last week by the Acting Commissioner that displaced hundreds of students currently attending excellent schools in Trenton, Newark and Paterson.
These decisions are bad public policy and a crushing blow to low-income students of color throughout New Jersey. The Association will continue to fight for 60,000 charter school families and the 20,000 students on charter wait lists that want to get access to a great public school in every community in the Garden State. Parents’ choices on where they send their children to school must be respected and we will continue to support them to make sure their voices are heard in the weeks and months ahead.