Parents, lawmakers meet for Newark summit to discuss school choice

Advocates for school choice met in New Jersey, pressing for more options for parents when selecting schools for their kids. The School Choice Summit in

Advocates for school choice met in New Jersey, pressing for more options for parents when selecting schools for their kids.

Advocates for school choice met in New Jersey, pressing for more options for parents when selecting schools for their kids. (1/22/14)

NEWARK - Advocates for school choice met in New Jersey, pressing for more options for parents when selecting schools for their kids.

The School Choice Summit in Newark included lawmakers and parents. Those in attendance heard from a student about the importance of his education.

School choice is controversial because it has pitted public schools against charter and private schools.

"Much of the rest of the country is waking up to this idea of competition between schools," says Bob Bowdon, a school choice advocate.

School choice in New Jersey has faced stiff opposition from many public school groups and some lawmakers who believe it hurts public schools.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of 1 Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of shooting scare
Police say a fight at the Willowbrook Mall 2 Police: Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of shooting scare
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 3 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 4 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Drivers in Toms River got free gas on 5 Toms River drivers get free gas as new church promotion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE