Charter school advocates hail NJ Supreme Court’s ruling in Newark case

‘It’s a huge win for the charter school movement,’ said one attorney

Charter school advocates are applauding the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold a 2016 decision allowing seven charter schools in Newark to expand. It comes after the Education Law Center filed a lawsuit claiming “any expansion of Newark’s charter schools would worsen the district’s financial crisis and would exacerbate segregation in the district’s schools.”

The ELC released a statement following the court’s ruling saying it “affirms the fundamental responsibility of the commissioner of education to evaluate and address racial segregation and the segregation of students with disabilities and English learner students in the implementation of New Jersey’s charter school program.”

READ: New Jersey Supreme Court upholds past expansion of Newark charter schools

MORE: As schools plan for the pandemic recovery, here’s what Newark students say they want

We’re in this together
For a better-informed future. Support our nonprofit newsroom.
Donate to NJ Spotlight