These straightforward words are law.
They prescribe what is required by New Jersey’s charter school legislation, and are the basis of the Hoboken Board of Education appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.
But the powers in Trenton struggle with these plain words. They inexplicably find loopholes in this simple sentence—loopholes that allow Trenton to advance its agenda at the expense of the educational opportunities and services on which so many of Hoboken’s low-income and special needs students depend. These are the very students facing the most challenging academic factors.
Twice, when asked to assess the serious segregative and financial impact of a charter school expansion on the Hoboken School District, the New Jersey Department of Education has turned a blind eye. Twice, the Department of Education ignored the obvious facts and completely shirked its legal responsibilities.
The Hoboken Board of Education urgently needs your help to continue its challenge of the NJDOE decision. The goal is to raise $10,000 to get this landmark case before the New Jersey Appellate Division.
This challenge is not against charter schools. This challenge is an effort to bring educational parity to ALL of the children in Hoboken, because that’s the law.
Please donate to this important effort.
Make your check or money order payable to “Hoboken Board of Education” and write “Legal Fees for Appeal” in the memo section.
Hoboken Board of Education
158 Fourth Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030