Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jersey Jazzman: The Last Thing Atlantic City's Students Need Is School Vouchers

Jersey Jazzman: The Last Thing Atlantic City's Students Need Is School Vouchers:

The Last Thing Atlantic City's Students Need Is School Vouchers

Jersey Jazzman (artist's conception)


Atlantic City is in big fiscal trouble, and that includes its schools. So what do its leaders think the state should do? An infusion of aid? A new approach to curriculum? A full-frontal assault on childhood poverty?


Nope -- what the kids really need is "choice"!
Atlantic City’s MUA debacle (part of the larger state takeover debate) overshadowed a major development at Wednesday night’s council meeting, Save Jerseyans. 
This November, when voters in A.C. head to the polls, they’ll pass judgment not only on the state-wide casino gaming referendum but also a pair of city-specific school choice ballot questions. 
The questions will read as follows:

Shall the State of New Jersey designate the City to begin offering vouchers to families with children ages 6-16 so they can select the school they want their children to attend?
 
and

Shall the State of New Jersey designate the City of Atlantic City to begin offering property tax credits to families with children ages 6-16 who choose to home school?
 
The resolution (see attached here) was passed unanimously by the Democrat-dominated body and was filed with the Atlantic County Clerk by the Jersey Jazzman: The Last Thing Atlantic City's Students Need Is School Vouchers:


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