Should the State Be Subsidizing Yeshivas and Seminaries?May 22, 2013
Controversial Charter Bill Introduced in NJ Assembly, or, The Diegnan TriggerMay 24, 2013
From today’s NJ Spotlight, regarding news that Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex) has introduced his (flawed) charter school bill:
Diegnan chairs the Assembly’s education committee and is the lower chamber’s most prominent voice on school policy, so his vision for overseeing charters carries a lot of weight with its Democratic leadership. His latest bill contains a few of the ideas he’s been espousing for the better part of a year… It also pushes one of his more controversial positions: local voter approval of all new or expanded charters…[Senator Teresa] Ruiz [Chair of the Senate Education Committee and working herself on a highly-anticipated charter school law proposal] has shown no support for local approval of charters, and she has pressed for multiple authorizing organizations outside the state Department of Education.