A proposal to move New Jersey charter schools into district public school buildings has upset many parents who feel that the move will take importance away from the less-funded education of public school students.
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Parents who back charter schools say they are the only opportunities for many to receive a quality education in a school system that has historically failed — and is currently under state control.
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“It simply makes no sense for some Newark public school buildings to sit half-empty while public charter schools are forced to use their scarce operating dollars to seek and pay for private facilities,” said the schools Commissioner Chris Cerf.