Gov’s Report Finds Private, Parochial Schools Save N.J. $2.7B Annually

cheder children rabbi turkeltaubIn a report released today by Gov. Chris Christie, [Click here for report] a study commission on non-public schools found that private and parochial schools save New Jersey $2.7 billion annually, while providing “expanded educational options” for children. The report also recommended that some form of tax scholarships or tax credits be enacted in the state, which would help parents choose to send their children to nonpublic schools.

Christie, who has backed a controversial bill that would allow school choice, said “the section of the report supporting tax credits for scholarship programs is especially important.

“Many states provide such tax credits, and we support providing them in New Jersey, as well,” he said in a press release. Christie said he would take the recommendations under consideration. Full story in Star Ledger.

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