Tom Moran’s editorial in the Star-Ledger calls out Gov. Murphy for the disconnect between his rhetoric and his actions when it comes to New Jersey’s charter schools. Murphy has professed support for charters and yet he has blocked many proposed charter expansions. Meanwhile, ten thousand mostly minority families and their kids remain on waiting lists for seats at charter schools.
Why would Murphy do this? Moran hits the nail on the head:
“The hidden hand in all this is the New Jersey Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union and the biggest spender by far on both of Murphy’s gubernatorial campaigns. Teachers at most charters are non-union, and the NJEA has pressed Murphy to freeze all expansions, even if it forces another 10,000 poor families back to struggling district schools.”
Where is the equity in that Gov. Murphy?
Once again, under Gov. Murphy, the special interests win and regular New Jersey folks lose.