N.J. Parents Urge State Ed Chief to Visit Charter School Scheduled to Close

Monday, May 7, 2012

Parents of students at the PleasanTech Charter School want acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to visit the school to see why it should be allowed to stay open.

"We want him to visually see our children in action," Atlantic City resident Raina Williams said. "Every child learns differently. They all don't do well on the state tests. But I'm from Atlantic City, and the schools there aren't doing all that well, either.

A group of about 20 parents met Friday to launch a last-ditch effort to save the school. The school's charter was not renewed by the state Department of Education and administrators were told it must close at the end of the school year in June.

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