Public Charter Members
NJEA has long been clear in its support for charter schools that operate as public schools. In fact, NJEA supported the original law in 1995 that authorized public charter schools in New Jersey. NJEA believes high quality public charter schools are one component of an innovative, progressive system of public education, along with magnet schools, vocational schools, and traditional public schools.
NJEA’s Position on Public Charters
NJEA supports high-quality public charter schools as one component of an innovative, progressive system of public eduction.
NJEA Public Charter Organizing Statistics
There are over 5,000 public charter school employees in the state of New Jersey. NJEA represents well over 1000 members.
Fact Sheet: Public Charter Schools in New Jersey
There are, or will be, approximately 50,000 students attending charter schools. This is approximately 4% of students enrolled in New Jersey’s public schools.