Deja Vu for Michael WineripApril 23, 2012
Connecticut Copycats NJ Charter School LawApril 23, 2012
Today’s Trenton Times reports on a long-proposed charter for a Mandarin-immersion school, Princeton International Academy Charter School. PIACS’s application sparked the creation of a coalition of outraged suburban parents from the sending districts of Princeton, West Windsor-Plainsboro, and South Brunswick, along with litigation on both sides. From the Times:
[West Windsor-Plainsboro School Board President] Hermant] Marathe said the West Windsor-Plainsboro district budgeted $1 million for the 2012-2013 school year — roughly $100,000 per student for 100 students to attend PIACS, and that amount didn’t include transportation, which the district would be responsible for providing.
Maranthe (or the reporter) meant $10K per student, considerably less than, say, Princeton Public Schools’ annual cost per pupil of $18,677. But whose counting?