School Vouchers: Bad for New Jersey?
Public Debate on School Vouchers
Saturday October 1, 2011, 11am-1pm
New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
Join Delaware Valley Americans United for Separation of Church and State in an open, public debate on the issue of school vouchers and tuition tax credits. Can vouchers really help students, or are they a scheme to funnel taxpayer dollars to religious and private schools? Who are the legislators voting for vouchers, and who are the ones who oppose them? Do vouchers threaten public schools, or will vouchers solve the problems faced by parents, students and schools in this economy? What lies in store for voucher legislation in the “lame duck” session in the New Jersey legislature?
The debate will begin at 11am and will conclude at 1pm after a Question and Answer session with DVAU’s speakers and the audience. Representing voucher advocates are Keith Benson, community activist with “Save Our Children,”and Carm Catanese, Citizens for Successful Schools. Opposing school vouchers are John Bartram, President, Monmouth County Chapter, Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Ed Barocas, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of NJ (ACLU-NJ), and Dr Walter Farrell, University of North Carolina.
This event is free and open to the public. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Free parking in lots behind and next to the NJ State Museum. 205 W State St, Trenton NJ 08608
Trenton, NJ 08608 – USA
Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 AM