New Jersey parents sue over charter schools

Friday, September 5, 2014

A group of Camden parents has sued the state Department of Education, claiming a recent decision to approve two new Renaissance schools was done illegally.

The lawsuit, filed by a group of 25 parents, argues Education Commissioner David Hespe failed to review the “segregative and financial effects” of Renaissance schools on Camden School District.

Hespe also approved the use of temporary facilities for Mastery and Uncommon when current state law requires Renaissance schools operate in new buildings, according to the suit.

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