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General News    H3'ed 1/9/18

New Jersey: Legislature Set to Give Camden to Charter Chains by Diane Ravitch

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" The Education Law Center reports that the New Jersey Senate   bill pending in the lame duck legislative session would allow the State-operated Camden district to turn over operation of most, if not all, of its enrollment and schools to three out-of-state charter groups: New York-based KIPP and Uncommon and Philadelphia-based Mastery charter networks.Camden is one of the most impoverished small cities in the state. Public assets will be handed over to private entities, a blatant grab of public funds.  The NJ Senate bill would amend the existing law by expanding the scope of the geographical area in Camden  neighborhoods to the entire city."

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