Fraud in (NJ) Charter School Application
Ah, the corruption in NJ with Chris Christie as governor (he supports and wants to expand charter schools. Yes, even when they lie and cheat.)
–Linden (NJ) sent truant officers to check petitions submitted by the Union Arts and Science Charter School
–The truant officers said they found discrepancies with many of the names and addresses listed on the petitions
–Linden sent its findings to the state education department, which reaffirmed its decision to approve the application
The state, which under Gov. Chris Christie’s leadership has looked to expand the charter school movement, approved the application and, after the allegations landed in Trenton, reaffirmed its decision.
The state official who contacted the firm behind the new charter about Linden’s claims now has an executive job with that firm.
The charter school is actively recruiting students in anticipation of opening in the new school year.
Linden district officials, meanwhile, have claimed in letters and a lengthy affidavit that an overwhelming number of the petitions purportedly signed by city residents in support of the Union Arts and Science Charter School were bogus, “either forged or were completely fictitious.”
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p.s. the newspaper reporting this story, The Bergen Record, now known as The Record, relentlessly reported on Bridgegate, our corrupt governor’s nemesis and the event that will have rendered his career impotent when it ends this year.broiles, jwirr, Two way street and 1 othergardengoddess like this
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