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Save Our Schools is suing New Jersey Commissioner of Education David Hespe for approving the applications of two highly-regarded charter school organizations, Mastery and Uncommon, without assessing the “financial and segregative impact” on Camden Public Schools.
We’ll let the charters (courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer) speak for themselves.
Scott Gordon, Mastery’s CEO:
“It is disappointing that some folks want to stop Camden parents from sending their children to the schools where they believe their children will get a great education. We are honored to serve 400 families this year, including a large number of families with students with special needs or for whom English is their second language.”
Uncommon Schools’ Chief External Officer Barbara Martinez:
“Camden families brought their excited kindergartners to school last week at Camden Prep, and already, those students have started to learn about the parts of a book, new vocabulary words, and counting to 10. . . . Why a group based in affluent Princeton, New Jersey, would seek to take successful school options like ours away from Camden Prep families is beyond us.”