School vouchers are part of the plan for the “lame duck” session in New Jersey. NEW BRUNSWICK — New requirements for student achievement, changes to charter school laws, teacher tenure reform and a proposed school voucher program all could be acted upon by the state later this fall, state education leaders said Wednesday.
Legislative negotiations and action will commence shortly after next week’s election and continue until the end of the state Legislature’s term in January, the leaders told a group of representatives from suburban school districts.
The lobbyists and association leaders, along with a state official, did not offer specific details during a meeting of the Garden State Coalition of Schools at Rutgers University, but instead presented a broad outline of measures being debated behind closed doors.
Gov. Chris Christie has declared that this year he is determined to push through a number of education reform measures.
By Janice Rael on November 3, 2011