Charter Schools

NJ Considers Tighter Regulation of Charter Schools

Death by a thousand cuts

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The outlines of a new charter school bill are taking shape, with a draft being circulated by Assembly Democrats that would add tighter controls on new charters and expand the number of organizations approving and overseeing the schools.

State Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex), chair of the Assembly's education committee, has completed a draft that would require local voters to approve new charter schools and would add up to three "reviewers" from colleges and universities.