John Mooney at NJ Spotlight gives a prognosis on the prospects of A-1877 proceeding to Senate approval after the Assembly approved the bill last week. A-1877 would require a local referendum before authorization of any new charter school. Here’s his take: It is not “[l]ikely to pass and be signed into law anytime soon. A companion bill in the Senate is not even posted for a hearing, and there is little enthusiasm so far from the Democratic leadership in that chamber.
Sen. Barbara Buono, a chief sponsor of the bill, said, “at this point, the chances are slim, but I won’t give up.” Here’s my most recent coverage.