NJ’s “Extreme Segregation” of Poor SchoolchildrenJanuary 2, 2012
Quote of the DayJanuary 3, 2012
According to a Star-Ledger poll, New Jerseyans favor the passage of the Opportunity Scholarship Act by a margin of 57.18% to 42.82%. OSA would offer “opportunity scholarships” to poor children who are assigned to several school districts (the number is in flux) that have failed to provide adequate education for decades. Traditional school districts would get to keep up to $10K annually per student who transfers out.
Also see today’s NJ Spotlight, which points to Assemblyman Lou Greenwald, the new Democratic majority leader, who is “a growing voice in the ear of Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver” and “has especially taken the lead on the Opportunity Scholarship Act, the school voucher proposal that is as close as ever to passage in one form or another.”