Steven Oroho

Senator Steven V. Oroho

24th Legislative District


Responses to 2017 Legislative Survey

Do you support A1476/S2170 or would you support similar legislation to provide education savings accounts to New Jersey parents throughout the state to spend on private and parochial schools, online learning, tutoring and similar education programs?

Yes


Do you support expansion of charter schools in New Jersey?

Yes


Do you support the Opportunity Scholarship Act (S340/A1314), which would provide scholarships to low-income students enrolled in failing schools to attend a public or non-public school of their choosing?

Yes

"I am a co-sponsor of the bill. I am supportive of viable ideas which attempt to institute school choice in New Jersey because I think our educational system needs it. A first-rate education is a moral right. If it’s really for the children, let’s give both them and their parents more choices. I sincerely believe competition will help create excellence in all school systems – both public and private – and, in the end, society will come out the real winner."


Do you believe that decisions regarding a child’s education should primarily rest with his or her parent or guardian?

Yes


Do you believe that government funding for education should be allocated based upon school enrollment, i.e. that it should “follow the child”?

Yes

"I am a co-sponsor of the Fair School Funding Constitutional Amendment, SCR-35, that would treat every student equally regardless of domicile."


Would you support legislation allowing Rutgers University, Montclair State University and/or The College of New Jersey to become charter school authorizers in the state of New Jersey?

Yes

"If this proposal is really an effort to provide more school choice then I would be supportive."


Do you support fixing the funding formula so that the Interdistrict School Choice program can expand to serve more students and school districts?

Yes