Voucher bill lurking in NJ

S-1872/A-2810, the private school voucher bill misleading called the “Opportunity Scholarship Act” by its supporters, appears to have stalled, at least temporarily, after passing through several committees earlier this year.

The voucher bill would drain nearly $1 billion in state funding from public schools in many of New Jersey’s poorest urban districts.  It faces significant public opposition despite having several high profile backers in the Legislature along with Gov. Christie.

NJEA has mounted a vigorous campaign to educate members and the public of the threat the bill poses to schools already reeling from Gov. Christie’s massive budget cuts.  NJEA members should continue urging legislators to oppose this voucher bill.



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