Should N.J. Pay Private School Tuition for Low-income Students Enrolled in Failing Schools?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

Yesterday, some 50 advocates for public education rallied at Middle School 7 against the proposed legislation.

They said the proposed measure would drain public schools of much needed resources. State Sen. Ronald Rice of Newark said the effort was part of larger plot to privatize public education, public housing, roadways, and a host of other public entities.

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