Legislation to Create NJ’s First School Voucher Program Debated
January 20, 2011 1 Comment
By Zachary Fink
The Opportunity Scholarship Act would create a five year pilot program. Tax breaks would be offered to corporations which would fund scholarships for public school students to attend parochial and private schools. Initially the program would be available to 13 under-performing districts or 166 schools. Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo threatened not to hold a vote after he was informed that the Department of Education would not be sending a representative.
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